2019 was the year of the scooter wars in Kraków (and across Europe apparently), as several international scooter start-ups suddenly burst onto the scene simultaneously, offering electric motorised scooter rentals via various free smartphone applications. Although annoying to some residents, these e-scooters actually provide locals and tourists a cheap, easy, efficient and environmentally-friendly way to get around Kraków's congested city centre (as long as they are used and parked responsibly). To get started you need an e-scooter app on your smartphone, and the services that seem to have survived into winter most strongly are Blinkee,Bolt,Bird and Lime (though there are others). If you don't already have one of these apps on your phone, Blinkee is the best locally, and also works for mopeds; Bolt is the best across Europe and also works for car transport; Birdand Lime are strong in both the US and European markets. Unfortunately Kraków's own Hulaj start-up did not emerge out of 2019 as a popular service, with many users critical of the app.