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Old 07-26-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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Get rid of the scooters until the roads are corrected, then bring them back.
Let's just ban cars until we get all these pot holes fixed while we are at it.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:06 PM
JPD
 
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Let's just ban cars until we get all these pot holes fixed while we are at it.
Well, that's quite the non sequitur, but sure, why not.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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With the proliferation of dockless scooters in Atlanta and their increasing popularity for last mile it's time we re prioritize out public streets and create safer options for Light Individual Transport.
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This past spring, cities across the country - Atlanta included - woke up to a new reality as hundreds of shared electric scooters seemingly blinked into existence on sidewalks, medians, and empty lots. The urban mobility landscape was transformed overnight.

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Old 12-11-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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I remember back in Pittsburgh people drew bike lanes with chalk. It’s surprising how effective grassroots projects can lead the way to real implementation
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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Started seeing them about 2 months ago in Raleigh. There's some $$$ incentive program for anyone to sign up to take them home and recharge them at night.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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Wonder why people are mad at the scooters. Its the people who ride them who are them problem. Its like blaming a gun for a shooting instead of the people who did the shooting. The scooters have no control over where people decide to leave them
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:22 PM
 
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Wonder why people are mad at the scooters. Its the people who ride them who are them problem. Its like blaming a gun for a shooting instead of the people who did the shooting. The scooters have no control over where people decide to leave them
I see them all the time lined up on the sidewalk directly in the way. There will be half a dozen of them next to each other with a foot or less for people to walk around them on the sidewalk. That is on the company. I’ve seen them set up like this dozens of times in the last week. I also see them directly blocking the “ramps” where sidewalks meet crosswalks. Some people don’t have the option to step off the curb. What may seem like nothing to an able bodied person can be a big deal to a disabled person, or a person with a stroller.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I see them all the time lined up on the sidewalk directly in the way. There will be half a dozen of them next to each other with a foot or less for people to walk around them on the sidewalk. That is on the company. I’ve seen them set up like this dozens of times in the last week. I also see them directly blocking the “ramps” where sidewalks meet crosswalks. Some people don’t have the option to step off the curb. What may seem like nothing to an able bodied person can be a big deal to a disabled person, or a person with a stroller.
That is on the Chargers who return the scooters to designated 'nest'
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:04 AM
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These scooters should have smart enough technology that they alert the user that they are leaving them in the way, and then financially penalizes them (or suspends their privileges) if they don't place them out of the way. These things should be placed parallel to the sidewalk. We don't allow cars to park at a 90 degree angle from the sidewalk in the city. This is because it would block travel lanes. And a car would be ticketed for that. Pedestrians should be given the same courtesy and enforcement.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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Tried one of these scooter for first time the other day. They do make you take pictures of how you park the scooter. I wonder if they do they same for the people that charge them.
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