After weeks of improperly-parked scooters and e-Bikes scattered around Montreal, the city has decided to take action. \nRenters will now be fined $50 for leaving a rental Lime scooter or Uber JUMP bike anywhere other than a designated parking zone.\nThe companies will face fines, too.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt seems like the City of Montreal has seen enough Lime scooters being thrown in the Lachine Canal and are finally taking steps to mitigate this parking problem.\nAs of today, users that are caught parking Lime scooters outside of the designated zones will be fined $50. The same fine will also apply to Uber JUMP bike users.\nBoth rideshare programs have seen their share of hiccups in the few short months that they've been in Montreal. Launched as pilot projects over the summer, Lime and Uber JUMP are allowed to operate in the city only if they follow stringent guidelines and regulations.\nJUMP bikes must be parked on public bicycle racks and Lime scooters can only be parked in designated zones around the city. Naturally, Montrealers have taken a liberal approach to these rules.\nIf users don't get personally caught, city inspectors will charge the companies $100 for every improperly parked Lime scooter or JUMP bike.\nThe charges will be effective immediately so think before you discard your Lime scooter or JUMP bike on the sidewalk.\nThough they are frequently used, Montreal's new ridesharing platforms have been met with scorn and annoyance from many residents.\nAll too often, pedestrians and business owners in the city have to contend with discarded Lime or Uber JUMP bikes that litter the sidewalks. Many Montrealers I've spoken to think that these services are beneficial but that too many people abuse the rules.\nThomas Macdonald\nMontreal is the first city in Canada to get UBER’s JUMP electric bikes! (watch the full video on Facebook) #mtlblog @Uber_Canada @JUMPbyUber pic.twitter.com/sxCFBExuWj— MTL Blog (@mtlblog) June 27, 2019\nThe city addressed the issue at a press conference Friday morning. They said that too many riders are not following the rules. Users can expect to be hit with fines if they get caught improperly parking Lime scooters or Uber bikes.\nREAD ALSO: These Funny-Looking Bikes Will One Day Replace All Delivery Trucks In Downtown Montreal\nIt's unknown how many scooters and bikes are left badly parked on a day-to-day basis, but take a quick walk around downtown Montreal and it's guaranteed you'll see at least a handful of improperly parked Limes and JUMPs.\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\nFines will also affect the companies as city inspectors will simply send a $100 fine to them. With fines like those, Lime and Uber JUMP's longevity in Montreal seems more tenuous by the day.\nWith the potential arrival of Bird e-scooters in Montreal, other companies will have to factor in potential fines to their plans to enter the market in the city.\nE-scooters: City of Montreal will start fining users caught parking outside designated spots $50, as of Oct 21. Owner company Lime will be fined $100 for e-scooters found illegally parked. #lime #scooter— Rene Bruemmer (@ReneBruemmer) September 13, 2019\nOne of the best lock ups I've seen yet... #Montreal #Uber #jumpbyuber #joke #jump pic.twitter.com/rU1LrtB7xK— Philly Phibbs (@GPhi11y) August 16, 2019\nThough, If the city decides it's too much of a hassle, we might just see the end of Lime scooter and JUMP bike-type services in Montreal.