Besieged by electric scooters, Paris lays down the law

  • Pianist at Paris’ famed Opera, Sabelle Vanbrabant, poses for a photo Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Paris, after she was knocked over by an electric scooter while walking home last month, and suffered multiple fractures to her right arm. The city’s sidewalks have become something of a battleground between riders and pedestrians, and now Paris is cracking down on free-floating electric scooters after an anarchic year that saw 20,000 of the vehicles flood the streets since last summer. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

PARIS — Paris is cracking down on electric scooters after an anarchic year in which startups flooded the city’s streets with their vehicles.

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