2% of scooters are improperly parked: study

Dive Brief:
Cars and vans are improperly parked far more than scooters or bicycles on city streets, according to a new study published in the journal Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Ride-hail, taxi, delivery and commercial vehicles are improperly parked a collective 64% of the time, compared to just 0.8% of bicycles and 1.7% of scooters. The report also found that 24.7% of personal cars park improperly.

The study looked at 3,600 bikes, scooters and cars/vans across five U.S. cities: San Francisco; Santa Monica, CA; Portland, OR; Washington, DC; and Austin, TX.