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Old 12-12-2018, 10:09 AM
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Great, I wish they'd do that for drivers who park, pick up/drop off in bike lanes!
Agreed. They should.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Now that we all agree that the companies should be doing something about their contractors leaving the scooters in the way, I’d like to just say that they need to do something quickly. They know that the city is looking into regulations for these scooters, which is a totally fair response to them being in the middle of the sidewalks. The companies should be more proactive in protecting their image during this period, or their lack of action will help turn people against them.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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My previous spouse backed over one the other day that some fool left on the sidewalk at the bottom of her driveway...
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:11 AM
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My previous spouse backed over one the other day that some fool left on the sidewalk at the bottom of her driveway...
Hopefully it broke it beyond repair.

I came across one today that was entirely blocking the handicapped ramp/curb cut at the corner of an intersection. I had my hands full so I shoved it out of the way with my foot, hopefully causing it damage.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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I came across one today that was entirely blocking the handicapped ramp/curb cut at the corner of an intersection. I had my hands full so I shoved it out of the way with my foot, hopefully causing it damage.
Thank you for moving it. I think it's great for people to consider what navigating a city in a wheelchair would be like. These scooters being parked in the middle of the sidewalk is enough to make a perfectly good sidewalk totally unnavigable for the disabled. Not everyone can step around them or move them out of the way.


If it makes the city less navigable for the disabled, it is not good urbanism.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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Now that we all agree that the companies should be doing something about their contractors leaving the scooters in the way, I’d like to just say that they need to do something quickly. They know that the city is looking into regulations for these scooters, which is a totally fair response to them being in the middle of the sidewalks. The companies should be more proactive in protecting their image during this period, or their lack of action will help turn people against them.

I didn't realize the scooters moved on their own.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:28 AM
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I didn't realize the scooters moved on their own.
The company is the one moving them in many cases. Yesterday, there were 13 Bird scooters lined up in an alley behind the Rialto ...entirely blocking the sidewalk, of course. (I have a photo of this, but I'm not sure how to post from my phone to this site). This morning, they were all gone. There's no way all of these were hired on this dark, remote alley and relocated due to people using them. Someone from the company had to have come along and moved them somewhere else.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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The company is the one moving them in many cases. Yesterday, there were 13 Bird scooters lined up in an alley behind the Rialto ...entirely blocking the sidewalk, of course. (I have a photo of this, but I'm not sure how to post from my phone to this site). This morning, they were all gone. There's no way all of these were hired on this dark, remote alley and relocated due to people using them. Someone from the company had to have come along and moved them somewhere else.
Not the company's fault. Blame the idiots who charged them up and placed them in a bad location. The company should maybe find a way to figure out who is putting them in a bad location and ban them from using them for a few weeks until they learn how to properly put them in the right area

Thing is I use them. You can put them in a "strange" place but people that need them will find them. When you search for them on your app it lets you know where the nearest one is so if you are a GSU student in the area looking for one that is were you go to get them. I live Downtown and they start putting them out around 7:30/8am in the morning and by 9am most of them are gone. They pick them up at night around 9pm/10pm to charge them overnight. Its still the users fault IMO. I heard on the radio that since they were launched her in ATL several months ago they there have been over 300,000 individual rides on them so they are getting used
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:45 AM
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Not the company's fault. Blame the idiots who charged them up and placed them in a bad location. The company should maybe find a way to figure out who is putting them in a bad location and ban them from using them for a few weeks until they learn how to properly put them in the right area

Thing is I use them. You can put them in a "strange" place but people that need them will find them. When you search for them on your app it lets you know where the nearest one is so if you are a GSU student in the area looking for one that is were you go to get them. I live Downtown and they start putting them out around 7:30/8am in the morning and by 9am most of them are gone. They pick them up at night around 9pm/10pm to charge them overnight. Its still the users fault IMO. I heard on the radio that since they were launched her in ATL several months ago they there have been over 300,000 individual rides on them so they are getting used
They work for and represent the company. So it is the company's responsibility to control this. How they do that is their problem to figure out. This is like hiring someone to hand out flyers, and then they just dump them in the nearest Creative Loafing box and go home with their pay.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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They work for and represent the company. So it is the company's responsibility to control this. How they do that is their problem to figure out. This is like hiring someone to hand out flyers, and then they just dump them in the nearest Creative Loafing box and go home with their pay.
True
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