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Old 12-12-2018, 08:28 AM
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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.
That's interesting to know. I wonder if they get in touch with you or penalize you if you leave it improperly. Every day I see clusters of three or four of them around downtown lined up next to each other, always blocking the sidewalk to some degree, and sometimes entirely blocking it. So it seems the chargers are not expected to show courtesy to pedestrians. That needs to be addressed and corrected.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Upper Westside
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This might sound ridiculous right now but what happens when we get autonomous pods. Where will they go?


Dubai already has them.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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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.
Create 'nest' from 1 on-street parking space. Much better utilization of public space than 1 car, you could fit several scooters.
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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.
There should be some type of spatial recognition that penalties the user who does not properly park a scooter, like an extra $1.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Create 'nest' from 1 on-street parking space. Much better utilization of public space than 1 car, you could fit several scooters.
I think this is a good idea, but we'll see the scooter companies fight it because they want to create the impression that these are door to door travel devices. They want users to think they won't need to walk a single additional step.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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That is on the Chargers who return the scooters to designated 'nest'
Being that the chargers work for the company, it’s still on the company. An employees actions reflect on the company.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Being that the chargers work for the company, itís still on the company.
They work the company as much as an Uber driver is an employee. They are independent contractors.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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They work the company as much as an Uber driver is an employee. They are independent contractors.
So do you think it’s okay that the contractors are getting away with blocking the sidewalk? At the rate they are doing it, it’s obvious they aren’t being penalized. It is on the company to control this issue.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So do you think itís okay that the contractors are getting away with blocking the sidewalk? At the rate they are doing it, itís obvious they arenít being penalized.
No, I believe they're pay should be 'docked' for improper setup or we convert on-street parking spaces into nest where scooters are placed every morning and riders know they can go to a nest and pick one up.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:49 AM
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They work the company as much as an Uber driver is an employee. They are independent contractors.
Yes, but this is just semantics. Uber or Bird, or whoever, have the option to sever their partnership with an independent contractor, exactly the same as they would in a traditional employee/employer relationship.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yes, but this is just semantics. Uber or Bird, or whoever, have the option to sever their partnership with an independent contractor, exactly the same as they would in a traditional employee/employer relationship.
Great, I wish they'd do that for drivers who park, pick up/drop off in bike lanes!
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