Salford residents have their say on whether Salford should introduce a ban as well.
On 13th December, Transport for London (TfL) put into effect a ban on privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles on their transport networks.
On 16th December, Salford residents gave their opinions on if they believed their community should do the same.
The e-scooter ban came about following repeated incidents of e-scooters catching fire on TfL’s networks.
The fires are caused by faulty lithium-ion batteries that rupture, causing toxic smoke to billow from the scooter.
The scooters have been popular in Salford, 9 months after the E-scooter scheme was implemented, 80,000 trips had been taken by 30,000 riders, covering 100,000 miles.
One Salford resident said, “I don’t think they should be banned, I think they should be policed more.”
Another resident was concerned a ban on e-scooters on travel networks would make it difficult for those who travel with an e-scooter on public transport.
A few Salfordians believe e-scooters should be banned entirely because they are frequently left scattered on the streets.
An unfortunate member of the Salford public was involved in an accident on one of the e-scooters on Thursday. A car pulled out in front of her and she got a badly damaged knee that left her “in tears at the side of the road before [she] could get his details.”
The introduction of e-scooters has received a mix bag of responses from Salford’s public, but only time will tell if they stick around.