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Old 05-03-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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A bit of hyperbole. If anything it will slow drivers down and force the city to consider all modes of transportation.
This mode of transportation accommodates only a select few. It is a novelty not a solution. I've got nothing against the idea and it could be useful in college-type areas (note the guy in the picture is a college student delivering an exam), but very few of us can get away with carrying only what fits in a backpack and arriving sweaty when we get there--if the scooter would get us where we needed to go in the first place.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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This mode of transportation accommodates only a select few. It is a novelty not a solution. I've got nothing against the idea and it could be useful in college-type areas (note the guy in the picture is a college student delivering an exam), but very few of us can get away with carrying only what fits in a backpack and arriving sweaty when we get there--if the scooter would get us where we needed to go in the first place.
If you are not exerting any energy and creating a breeze, why would you be sweating?
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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If you are not exerting any energy and creating a breeze, why would you be sweating?
Because it’s 95 degrees and 90% humidity outdoors.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Because it’s 95 degrees and 90% humidity outdoors.
What's the excuse for Spring, Fall, and Winter? Too cold, too much pollen, too many leaves.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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This mode of transportation accommodates only a select few. It is a novelty not a solution. I've got nothing against the idea and it could be useful in college-type areas (note the guy in the picture is a college student delivering an exam), but very few of us can get away with carrying only what fits in a backpack and arriving sweaty when we get there--if the scooter would get us where we needed to go in the first place.
Yet people still walk and bike somehow. In terms of accommodation I meant building more protected lanes which would serve both bikes and scooters

Do you think bicycles are a novelty?
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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Because it’s 95 degrees and 90% humidity outdoors.
I forgot about that. These things wouldn't be much fun in the boiling sun.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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I forgot about that. These things wouldn't be much fun in the boiling sun.
A lot of intown streets a shaded. It would be better than being in a convertible stuck in traffic baking on the highway. Heck, a lot of the trips on the scooters are likely to take just as long as a walk from to back of a strip mall parking lot.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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A bit of hyperbole. If anything it will slow drivers down and force the city to consider all modes of transportation.
HAhahahaha, love that optimistic attitude.

but we all know that's just not going to happen
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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What could possibly go wrong?

I'm sure everything is going to be just swell in West End!
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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What could possibly go wrong?

I'm sure everything is going to be just swell in West End!
With something like 29% of Atlantans being obese, we could be in for quite a show! Scooters for everyone. It could get really entertaining.
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