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    • BiggaThanBen
    • By BiggaThanBen 11th Sep 19, 10:58 AM
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    Electric scooter parking at train station
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    • 11th Sep 19, 10:58 AM
    Electric scooter parking at train station 11th Sep 19 at 10:58 AM
    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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    • jaybeetoo
    • By jaybeetoo 11th Sep 19, 11:44 AM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 11:44 AM
    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?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th Sep 19, 11:46 AM
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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.
    • BiggaThanBen
    • By BiggaThanBen 11th Sep 19, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 12:52 PM
    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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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 11th Sep 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 1:01 PM
    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.
    • BiggaThanBen
    • By BiggaThanBen 11th Sep 19, 1:38 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 1:38 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 1:38 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    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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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 11th Sep 19, 2:04 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 2:04 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by BiggaThanBen
    It's not legal either.

    Also most e-scooters are around 11kg in weight.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 11-09-2019 at 2:11 PM.
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 11th Sep 19, 5:01 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 5:01 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 5:01 PM
    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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