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[Update: 3.3.21]
On 1.3.21 a CYC employee said: "The current space on Micklegate has been provided as a temporary e-scooter parking bay."
On 2.3.21 a Tier-employee said:
"The intention is for the e-scooter parking to take up a car parking space on Micklegate."
[Image taken 18.2.21] On Micklegate, York, a gap in the Sheffields opposite the post office has been marked up with a scooter symbol. E-scooters/hire scooters from Tier.app appeared in this city on 20 October 2020 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18808900.new-tier-e-scooters-launch-york/)
There are many more on the way:
yorkmix.com/hundreds-more-e-scooters-are-coming-to-york-to-ride-anywhere-within-the-ring-road/
I do not believe the scooters should replace existing cycle parking or be positioned where cycle parking could go.
That York Press article quotes a Tier spokesperson as saying:
"It's [scooter hire] a viable alternative to private car use."
I believe hire scooter bays should replace car parking spaces.
The profile of people who cycle and therefore what they ride is not that of fast, trim, males on cycles without luggage or mudguards. I had thought the gap here had been left or created for family groups or some of the city's wider cycles and/or people with mobility issues.
See also #164328, #164329, #166545

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