Lime-brand electric scooters hit the streets of Montreal last week and already some people are destroying and littering them.\nUsers are supposed to park the scooters in designated areas, but many seem to be neglecting this rule.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe rules set out by the city for Lime electric scooters are considered some of the strictest in the world. We are one of the few cities where helmets are mandatory, users have to park the scooters in one of the designated zones and even photograph their e-scooter in the correct parking spot, proving they've followed the rules.\nThere are 239 designated parking spots for e-scooters around the city. Each spot is marked by an image of a white scooter. To be considered legally parked, the e-scooter has to be perpendicular to the sidewalk and only four e-scooters are allowed per spot.\nThe problem is, a lot of people aren't doing any of this. Lime e-scooters are being discarded randomly throughout the city, much to the dismay of many Montrealers.\nSince there are no docking stations, users are leaving their bikes at BIXI stations, abandoned on sidewalks and leaning against buildings, and in one case in the Lachine Canal.\nWhile Lime has two hours to pick up the scooters, they can be fined if it's not done in the allotted amount of time. Users though can only be fined if they don't respect the road safety rules in place.\nMost of the parking spaces used now were no-parking zones for cars as they could obstruct the view of drivers. But the hundreds of parking spots still haven't deterred users of Montreal's newest mode of transportation from leaving the e-scooters wherever is convenient.\nThere was hope that we would be able to handle the rules associated with the e-scooters. But some people saw it coming before the problems even started.\nThis is Montreal’s effort to deal with scooter parking as #limes launched here recently. If we comply I think Canadians deserve some sort of behaviours award. Or maybe we just aren’t acting like teenagers? #its2019 #hardtotell #standardsarelow pic.twitter.com/LojBLI6p1t— Ashley Werhun (@awerhun) August 15, 2019\nIt looks like we won't be getting that behaviour award after all. Within days of the release of Lime, people took to Twitter to complain about where they've seen the e-scooters left and the pictures started rolling in.\n«On va s’assurer que les gens lse stationnent bien dans les espaces dédiés..." - un porte-parole de Lime ! #montréal #lime #polmtl pic.twitter.com/4q3ScRTPVv— André Lavallée (@AndreLavallee) August 20, 2019\nREAD MORE: Huge Fire Engulfs Apartment Building In The Plateau (Video)\nAt least two Lime have been vandalized, one looks like it was stripped for parts while another was thrown into the water in the Lachine Canal. Who knows what the purpose of doing either was.\nOne Lime destroyed, another dumped in the Lachine Canal. Not only do I not care for their visual pollution, but this Lime invasion is not working for me. Am I the only one? Photos: Facebook St-Henri Group #Montreal pic.twitter.com/NE6tJnFjqw— Toula Drimonis (@ToulasTake) August 22, 2019\nWe're not making a very good case for Lime to the Ontario Council with tourists even noticing the littering of bikes across our own city.\nVisited Montreal this weekend and saw how the new Lime Scooter pilot is going. Riders are required to return them to designated parking spots, which is a good idea that doesn't seem to be happening. I hope Toronto Council doesn't fall for these. #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/BHRu3n6AkY— I'll be Frank with you (@syncros) August 20, 2019\nLime itself couldn't even get away with their marketing campaign with Twitter users commenting on the company's photo.\nAn e-scooter parked on a walkway? Now that's unusual. Lime.Providing exciting new #mobility options.One skull fracture at a time.Good luck Montreal.— Miki Ando (@mikiando27) August 17, 2019\ncan we say Lime is damn flop? lots are not even wearing a helmet and its being left everywhere, not even in designated area #montreal— khai (@sumtimw0ng) August 20, 2019\nWe hope that Lime isn't a total "flop" and that the users who aren't following the basic rules will start to clean up their act.