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Old 07-09-2018, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Exactly. Regulations are effective, but only when they are enforced. As many of us have noted time and time again here, the Atlanta area seems pretty notorious for a huge lack of any kind of traffic enforcement, and that goes for all modes of transportation.
Hard for APD to enforce bikes/scooters on sidewalks when their own officers are riding their city-issued bikes on the sidewalk.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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Hard for APD to enforce bikes/scooters on sidewalks when their own officers are riding their city-issued bikes on the sidewalk.
Well I guess we don't need laws, rules, or regulations at all since a few of their enforcers break them.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:18 AM
 
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Saw someone riding a Bird scooter down Memorial Drive this weekend. Bad as that sounds . . . he had a child, likey under two, draped around his neck and back like a baby Orangutan.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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Hard for APD to enforce bikes/scooters on sidewalks when their own officers are riding their city-issued bikes on the sidewalk.
Not really. Cops speed all the time...doesn't mean they don't fine speeders.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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Saw someone riding a Bird scooter down Memorial Drive this weekend. Bad as that sounds . . . he had a child, likey under two, draped around his neck and back like a baby Orangutan.
was the child strapped in a carrier or anything, or just holding on for dear life??
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:55 AM
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Saw someone riding a Bird scooter down Memorial Drive this weekend. Bad as that sounds . . . he had a child, likey under two, draped around his neck and back like a baby Orangutan.
People seem to think they're bulletproof on these things. I saw a guy yesterday at rush hour blow right through a red light in the middle of downtown while cars were coming in both directions. Cars honked, but he kept going on his stupid, merry way.


It's gonna take some deaths before people smarten up. And I for one, am ready for people to smarten up, so let's get on with it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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was the child strapped in a carrier or anything, or just holding on for dear life??
Just hanging on . . .
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Saw someone riding a Bird scooter down Memorial Drive this weekend. Bad as that sounds . . . he had a child, likey under two, draped around his neck and back like a baby Orangutan.
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People seem to think they're bulletproof on these things. I saw a guy yesterday at rush hour blow right through a red light in the middle of downtown while cars were coming in both directions. Cars honked, but he kept going on his stupid, merry way.


It's gonna take some deaths before people smarten up. And I for one, am ready for people to smarten up, so let's get on with it.
This behavior is not the fault of Bird, but the operator. When users sign up for an account, they sign a wavier freeing Bird of liability.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:14 AM
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This behavior is not the fault of Bird, but the operator. When users sign up for an account, they sign a wavier freeing Bird of liability.
How is that relevant to what you're responding to?

If we're going to introduce new vehicles to congested areas with no public safety campaign at all, then people are going to have to die. It's a price worth paying for a smarter populace. But there's still no excuse for there not being any kind of educational campaign.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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This behavior is not the fault of Bird, but the operator. When users sign up for an account, they sign a wavier freeing Bird of liability.
Going out on a limb here and guessing you don't subscribe to the "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" stance on gun control? Bird gets a pass on being a responsible corporate citizen because they are fulfilling some transit-hawk wet dream?
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