According to Ardisson, in his parish, there is the problem of poor parking, with scooters left in public spaces and on pavements, with others even ending up in the river.

“On the river front, this problem was resolved by blocking access so they couldn't park and wouldn't end up in the water,” he said.

Carlos Ardisson also recalled data recently shared by the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, in which he reported the existence of “15 to 16 thousand scooters” in the city, and compared it with Madrid, with a population five times the size of Lisbon, where there are “six to seven thousand”.

Between the 11th and 15th of October, the PSP developed, in the Parque das Nações area, traffic inspection actions aimed at bicycles and bicycles with motor.

“The circulation of this type of vehicles has proved to be a concern for citizens who reside or attend Parque das Nações, for work or leisure reasons”, explained the PSP in a statement.

The main infractions detected by the police were in relation to the circulation of scooters with riders using headphones or mobile phone, circulation of scooters on pavements, driving without having a citizen card or identity card and also the use of scooters with two riders on the same scooter.