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Friday, July 24, 2009

Parking police get eScooters in Edinburgh, Scotland

The parking enforcement officers in Scotland's capital have gone green, replacing bicycles and cars with eScooters.

A spokesman for the company that polices the parking in Edinburgh, Tim Cowen, "told the Evening News the scooters were among the most environmentally friendly forms of motor transport in the UK."

"We also hope to demonstrate to the general public and everyday commuters that there is a viable alternative to the combustion engine to get around town, while contributing positively to the environment," he said.

The parking police are known locally as the "Greenie Meanies" due to their zero-tolerance enforcement and their green outfits, and were formerly known as the "Blue Meanies" until they changed uniforms.

The eScooters purchased are supplied locally in Scotland and are part of the Scottish government's plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 80 percent by the year 2050.

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