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Uccle to impound illegally parked electric scooters
Electric scooters left in illegal parking zones or in places disruptive to the general public in the municipality of Uccle will now be collected by the commune and held until the operators pay a fine.
After announcing the intention to do so two weeks ago, Uccle mayor Boris Dilliès personally attended the first collection of incorrectly parked scooters on Monday. Around 30 of the vehicles were confiscated.
Following in the footsteps of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, the authorities in Uccle sent operators a map showing prohibition zones and a reminder of the general parking rules earlier this month. They were also informed that they would be held responsible and would have to pay €150 per scooter to have their vehicles returned.
"They were everywhere," said Dilliès. "On zebra crossings and narrow paths for pedestrians." The confiscated scooters have been taken to a municipal warehouse, he said. "So far, no company has made contact, but it's still a bit early."
Dilliès announced that the commune intends to carry out such actions on a regular basis. "These will not be sporadic operations,” he said. “We will continue with this until we see changes on our streets."