Despite strict rules, Montrealers are leaving Lime scooters in odd places.\nFrom the middle of sidewalks, to metro stations, here are some of the spots where people have abandoned the scooters.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt has only been a couple of weeks since Lime scooters first hit the streets of Montreal and already, some are calling them a scourge to our city. We've already documented the destruction of some Lime scooters at the hands of Montrealers. One even ended up in the Lachine Canal, somehow.\nLove them or hate them, it seems that Lime is here to stay for a while. Summer days might be waning away but Lime will likely remain operational until the first snowfall.\nMontrealers love partaking in new forms of public transportation and though noticeably more expensive than BIXI, Lime seems to have captured the steely hearts of Montreal locals (when they aren't being stripped for parts).\nStill, despite our love affair with electric scooters, we can't seem to park them correctly or follow the rules of the road. Lime scooters are being parked in the strangest places, indiscriminately and with impunity. And I'm sure most of us have seen someone Lime-ing down a crowded bike path, with no helmet, perhaps with a passenger in tow.\nMontrealers love novel forms of public transport almost as much as they love breaking the rules. In Lime's case, the latter seems to be outweighing the former.\nLast week, Montreal saw a Lime scooter photo heard round the world as two scooters were found in unfortunate predicaments. In St-Henri, one individual saw a stripped-down scooter and another saw one tossed in the canal.\nIf you haven't seen these yet, you're in for a treat.\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\nAs strange as that is, I don't think we can officially qualify those scooters as "parked." Some people take care to not destroy their rented Lime scooter but have no problems littering the city with them.\nLast week, I spotted five abandonned or misplaced Lime scooters within only four blocks in downtown Montreal.\nMTL Blog\nMTL Blog\nLime scooters need to be parked in specially designated areas around the city. People have certainly taken some...creative liberties with that rule.\nREAD ALSO: 14 Photos Of 1960s Montreal That Show Just How Much The City Has Transformed\nIt might not be strange to see Lime scooters littering the streets, but have you ever seen one in a metro?\nOkay, now this is getting a little out of hand. This is one of those stupid #Lime #escooters... abandonned inside Papineau metro. pic.twitter.com/JtHcBTYmu9— Dan Laxer (@DanLaxerLive) August 26, 2019\nYep, this poor Lime scooter was somehow smuggled into Papineau metro station without anyone noticing. It's as if the person responsible wanted to take it home but forgot it on the platform.\nSome people are even leaving them around their homes, probably for easy morning access. What do these people do when they run out of batteries?\nLime's rollout in a Montréal is a mess. This scooter now lives at my home. pic.twitter.com/Ax9fDWW0UU— Lylli (@Lylli) August 24, 2019\nAlso, what happens when a scooter is found outside the legal zone? Do you get fined? Charged on your credit card? I have so many questions.\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\nA Lime scooter parked in a construction zone? Big surprise!\nAfter being dumped in the metro, all the sidewalks, and in the Lachine Canal, the #Lime #escooter debacle continues in #Montreal. 😆 pic.twitter.com/V6rQ9Rxjox— Toula Drimonis (@ToulasTake) August 28, 2019\nThere's no clear indication that Lime scooters are here to stay as this year is a trial period for the company in Montreal.\nMaybe they'll stick around for a while but it seems they have some work to do in order to fix parking problems.\nYou can find more photos of misplaced scooters on the local Facebook pace "Jump à Montréal, j'aime ou j'haïs."\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in Montreal, send us a message, photo, or video @MTLBlog on Twitter and Instagram.