Lime, one of the main providers of shared electric scooters in Brussels, has launched a code of good conduct for users, in conjunction with Vias, the institute for road safety. The arrival of shared scooters in November last year has given rise to complaints from other road users for the sometimes reckless way users ride, and from pedestrians thanks to the habit of some users to abandon their scooters on the pavement without regard to access for others.
Accident and emergency departments in the city's hospitals have reported an increase in the number of cases involving electric scooters – not necessarily those provided by Lime. The A&E department at city centre clinic St-Jean, for example, receives an average of two cases every day of users who discover what appears to be a child's toy is actually a mode of transport to be taken very seriously.
The Brussels Times