MILFORD \u2014 Touring the city just got easier, and without all the hassles of finding parking. Scoot and Paddle, located at 28 Naugatuck Ave., has started offering commuter scooters, a move which owner Tina Pritchard feels will provide a valuable service to those looking to move around the Walnut Beach and greater Milford community without getting behind the wheel. \u201cIt\u2019s really nice having something unique to offer, that\u2019s why we opened in the first place,\u201d said Pritchard, whose business is the only scooter rental place in the city. \u201cThere was a niche and need for it, and it enhances the beach vibe in the community, and I really enjoy it.\u201d Previously, Scoot and Paddle only had 50cc gas-powered scooters to rent. But Pritchard said people needed to have a driver's license to rent those scooters. \u201cWe\u2019ve always had the 50cc scooter, but because of liability issues, we stopped renting those, and we took on these commuter scooters instead,\u201d she said. \u201cThe 50cc scooters were a little bit too difficult for people, so we\u2019ve just decided to go this route, which is better.\u201d\u2019 Scoot and Paddle received the commuter scooters Monday, and Pritchard said she was excited for people to start using them. \u201cThey are so much fun, and we do have a bit of a parking problem in Milford, so there are a lot of areas, like downtown, near all the beaches, that are hard to park,\u201d she said. \u201cThis is a nice alternative, where you can scoot to local restaurants, like Dockside, and have a burger, sit on the patio and not have to worry about parking.\u201d The scooter rentals at Scoot and Paddle are not like Bird scooters where a person has to pay for the scooter through the app. Pritchard said people have to rent and return them at Scoot and Paddle. \u201cWe don\u2019t have ones where you use the app to grab and go because they can become an issue with people leaving them in people\u2019s front yards or on the ground,\u201d said Pritchard. \u201cEven though it\u2019s a nice idea, for Milford, I don\u2019t think it really is the right thing, so yes, they do have to be returned.\u201d To use a scooter, Pritchard said they have to be 14 or older. Parents have to rent them for those younger than 18. \u201cAnd there is no license required to rent these scooters,\u201d she said. The scooters can be rented hourly, for a full day or a couple of days. The standup-style electric scooters can each speeds of about 18 mph.