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Old 12-14-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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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
Setup 'nest' so the chargers can put them in locations that users can retrieve them from. Remove 1 on-street parking spot for this implementation.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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I didn't realize the scooters moved on their own.
I'm not sure what you're referring to. I didn't suggest that they do.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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How long does it take to learn to ride one of these things?
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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About 5 seconds.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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About 5 seconds.
Maybe I could just take one out in a big parking lot and buzz around a while.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Maybe I could just take one out in a big parking lot and buzz around a while.
They're a lot of fun. Biggest part of the learning curve is to get it to start. Basically, just push/scoot the scooter with three good pushes then hold in the go button and you're off.

I got my mom to ride one around neighborhood streets while she visited and she loved it. Reminded me of riding a bike, very liberating. Just give yourself some distance behind cars and slow down well before stop signs/intersections.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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Maybe I could just take one out in a big parking lot and buzz around a while.
Try not to go too fast on it if the roads you ride it on are curvy so just take on time on it and they are fun. Once you ride it you will see why they are so popular.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Try not to go too fast on it if the roads you ride it on are curvy so just take on time on it and they are fun. Once you ride it you will see why they are so popular.
Cheap, easy to operate, and dockless.
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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Those scooters are fun. I rode one on the Beltline and around the Old 4th Ward side streets. Still they need some regulations. On Friday I was turning off 75/85 on to Freedom Parkway and this scooter was coming down Freedom parkway. I imagine there will be some serious acccidents on those things.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:09 PM
 
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Bird has a feature now called community mode, where anybody can report improperly parked scooters. Download the app, and there’s a symbol in the bottom right of the map. You can scan the scooter or take a photo. Not sure how effective Bird’s responses will be.
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