Nottingham residents have expressed their concerns over E-scooters being abandoned around Nottingham City Centre.
The bright yellow scooters have been part of an initiative put forward by the City Council and Wind Mobility as an alternative mode of green transport.
The scooters were introduced just over a month ago, and have since been used over 3,000 people signing up to use the scooters and 19,000 rides in the first four weeks.
The scooters have been a relative success but some residents have began voicing their concerns online.
One Twitter user expressed their anger at scooters being left abandoned on the pavement and in roads.
“@City_Nottingham have you considered blind people when you decide to allow these things all over Nottingham? They are often left in the middle of paths.”
Another user posted a picture of the scooters with the caption “Nice bit of pavement parking”.
Jim Thomson, 59, believes the electric scooters are “in principle a good idea, but like most good ideas, not enough thought into how it might work.
Residents have also highlighted their concerns for blind and deaf members of society. “They are also silent and present a danger to those who are deaf”.
Councillor Adele Williams revealed the City Council’s 4 week review into the scooters with the focus being on the positives and shortfalls of how the scooters currently work.
The report highlights the main issues being illegal pavement riding, scooters being abandoned and helmets being lost or stolen. The Council outlined their plans to reduce the number of abandoned scooters by signposting the most popular parking bays and reviewing the current parking bays, as well as looking at increasing the fines for those who park their scooters illegally.
In the report the council also highlighted that they will be working with the police and Wind to penalise users who are illegally riding the scooters on the pavement and other pedestrian areas.
However according to Nottingham City Council, over 80% of abandoned e-scooter reports, the scooters have been parked in a designated parking area.