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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
I think I have never seen any scooters left at my local station bike parking.
Is it because they are easily nicked? I see people are using them in the area quite often as we have lots of empty cycle paths.
If you don't want to take it on the train, what are the options?
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  • jaybeetoojaybeetoo Forumite
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    What sort of electric scooter are you referring to?

    Do you means ones you ride (like a petrol scooter) registered with the DVLA which are taxed and insured or do you mean the ones you stand on which are illegal to use on footpaths or roads?
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    If you mean a scooter you stand up on, like kids, but electric, they're wholly illegal to use on the pavements, on the roads, anywhere.

    Yes they'd be nicked if they were legal/left there.

    Yes you see people using them, they've never been legal, but plod's been too busy to bother to get round to fining them until now. Now more injuries/deaths are occurring they'll be over scooter riders like a rash.
  • BiggaThanBenBiggaThanBen Forumite
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    Yes, the "illegal" ones.

    They seem to be easier to secure with one lock than bikes as they are more compact overall, but I don't know how easily the wheels themselves can be taken off etc.
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  • neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    Why would you "park" them up. The whole point of these is they're supposed to be a convenient, mobile alternative to a bike and can be carried around with you when not in use.
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    neilmcl wrote: »
    Why would you "park" them up. The whole point of these is they're supposed to be a convenient, mobile alternative to a bike and can be carried around with you when not in use.

    It is challenging enough to get on the tube with a small backpack in the morning, I can not imagine doing that with 20kg+ scooter, they are not exactly compact when folded either. I only need it to get to the train station, it is not practical taking it to London for my commute.
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    neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    edited 11 September 2019 at 3:11PM
    It is challenging enough to get on the tube with a small backpack in the morning, I can not imagine doing that with 20kg+ scooter, they are not exactly compact when folded either. I only need it to get to the train station, it is not practical taking it to London for my commute.
    It's not legal either.

    Also most e-scooters are around 11kg in weight.
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    The ones I've seen don't have a design that lends them to being chained up. No frame and wheels with solid hubs or full of brake disc/spokes so you can't thread a chain through anything - or at least not a chain that will defeat anything more serious than a pair of side cutters
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