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Old 10-31-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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The scooter owners will care when they begin losing their equipment. The renters will care when their credit cards start getting charged a fee for leaving them in places they should not be left. Ultimately, the problem will be solved when those causing the problem are made accountable.
Accountability. That is funny.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:36 AM
 
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They are one less car on the road, so cut them some slack. Maybe preferred parking, or a dedicated spot for all the scooters. If you actually own the parking spot, you can enforce it is for customers only. If they are your customer, you should be delighted.
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I don’t think so. Looks like they are being used by young healthy millennials who appear to be too lazy to walk a few blocks.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Last night, this car was loaded with scooters. Cracked me up.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Last night, this car was loaded with scooters. Cracked me up.
I get Facebook ads daily looking for people to charge these. I havenít looked in to it, but thereís people do it, for sure. Iíve also seen someone dropping them off on Congress best cesar Chavez.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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They get paid by the scooter to pick them up and return them to some charging station.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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They are one less car on the road, so cut them some slack. Maybe preferred parking, or a dedicated spot for all the scooters. If you actually own the parking spot, you can enforce it is for customers only. If they are your customer, you should be delighted.
Nah...they just drove into town, found a free parking spot and are using the scooter(and leaving it wherever )
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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I don’t think so. Looks like they are being used by young healthy millennials who appear to be too lazy to walk a few blocks.
Sometimes that is true, but the average trip length is 1.18 miles according to city stats.

https://austintexas.gov/docklessmobility

For the big picture I do agree that the American public does not need yet another substitute from walking.........
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Old 11-19-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Wonder what the median is? In any case, walking a mile really shouldn't be that big of a deal except maybe in the midst of summer heat.

I really have no problem with the concept, but I have seen quite a few not-quite-so-sharp folks riding them in the roads relatively recklessly and late at night.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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If there isn't a designated area for scooters to park, what's the difference between a scooter and a car (or motorcycle) in a parking space? Your customers have to get to your business somehow, don't they?

Of course, if the customer has gone and left the scooter, that's a different story. Not sure how you'd always know that, though, depending on what the business is.
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