A Leitrim Councillor is calling on the local authority to erect signage around the use of bikes and scooters on foothpaths.
Brendan Barry believes as well as signage a safety campaign should be rolled out in schools and the wider public.
The Sinn Fein representative says local residents and shoppers have reported to him of near misses when stepping out onto the pavement. Councillor Barry believes electric bikes and scooters are heavier and travel at a faster pace.
He raised the issue at a meeting of Ballinamore MD this week and says a commitment has been made to erect signs.
''People have had close ones and some people were actually badly inured when they were stepping out of a building, onto a footpath and they got struck by a scooter or cyclist. A lot of these are now electric, they're propelled so they can travel a lot faster than what we would have known with bicycles in the past and they're heavier. If a person is going to be using them they should dismount while on a footpath or travel on the road.''