‘Parking wardens’ will begin patrolling the streets of Melbourne as part of its ongoing e-scooter trial. They will reward considerate parking with free future trips.
It’s part of a new program announced by transport provider Lime.
The wardens will be stationed in busy areas of the city, such as Southbank and the MCG.
Melbourne e-scooter trial
A Melbourne trial of e-scooters and e-bikes was extended in April. Lime is one of the city’s main e-transport providers.
Lime parking wardens will be on the lookout for ‘neat’ parking. This could include a park that doesn’t block a street or take up a car space.
Considerate riders will receive ‘good parking notices’ with a QR code for five minutes of free travel.
Are fines handed out?
A fine system is already in place for poor parking. Issuing fines won’t be the responsibility of the parking wardens.
Under a pre-existing compliance program, poor parkers will be subject to $50 fines, and repeat offenders could be banned from Lime.