Moped rental company Go Sharing slashes services in Holland

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Moped rental company Go Sharing will cease operations in many Dutch towns and cities because it is unprofitable, the company confirmed.

“In the current economic climate with many uncertainties in the market, investors are reluctant to invest in vehicle-sharing companies,” the company said in a statement.

“Therefore, we decided to focus on making the system profitable first. In doing so, we will take a step back and temporarily withdraw from some cities.

According to news website, the company will withdraw from 45 Dutch municipalities, but will remain active in 13 cities, including Haarlem, Delft, The Hague and Rotterdam.

There are currently a number of moped rental organizations operating in the Netherlands, but they are often attacked for poor parking and taking up too much public space. Utrecht has previously decided to ban them entirely.

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Moped users will also be subject to stricter regulations, and from next year they will be required to wear helmets.

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