November 23, 2020
E-scooters represent an efficient use of space for our cities. And their affordability combats the ever-growing challenges of congestion, air pollution and transport inequality.
To reap these rewards, though, safe and correct e-scooter parking is a must. That’s why at Bolt, we’ve been busy partnering with city authorities to spread the message of responsible parking. In our most recent initiative, we launched ‘The Art of Parking Correctly’ in Oslo to encourage safe and responsible parking.
Parking an e-scooter correctly is a true art. And by following just a few simple guidelines, you can become a celebrated street artist — using a Bolt e-scooter as your brush. Here’s your guide to creating works of art with safe e-scooter parking!
Accessibility is one of the greatest benefits of e-scooting. With minimal upfront costs (compared to investing in a private vehicle), e-scooters are available to all socio-economic groups. But e-scooter accessibility shouldn’t come at the expense of a city’s accessibility.
E-scooters used and parked properly have the power to transform our urban spaces. But when parking guidelines aren’t adhered to, the effects can be felt by many.
Imagine an e-scooter left in the middle of the pavement.
For wheelchair users, pram pushers, delivery drivers and those with sight impairments (plus many others), this badly parked e-scooter is an obstacle. It has an impact in terms of lost time, potential accidents and sheer inefficiency in how we move around our cities.
The difference that can be made by parking an e-scooter neatly in a designated parking area — and not leaving it blocking a public pathway — is huge.
Here’s a selection of some common parking mistakes:
Riders are able to report such issues through their Bolt app, which allows our team to act immediately.
How to report an issue through the Bolt app
You’ve zipped across town to your destination in record time and at an affordable price. But now what? It’s time to park that e-scooter and create a masterpiece while being mindful of the general public and your fellow commuters.
Here are some things to remember when parking your e-scooter:
Next time you head out on a Bolt e-scooter for a fast, affordable ride you’ll know exactly how and where to park! Try out our e-scooters today and get where you need to go safely.