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Old 01-31-2022, 12:04 PM
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I think this is a great idea. Kids can ride ATV's and help the city out by plowing out sidewalks, fire hydrants and more. Win/win. Not to mention it is being outside and keeps kids busy and out of trouble. Sure would help people out in the community especially elderly and poorer communities that can't shovel their walkways. What do you think?

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Old 02-04-2022, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Never happen in the city. Smaller towns have better sense of community. Kudos to that kid, he should do well.
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:16 AM
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Never happen in the city. Smaller towns have better sense of community. Kudos to that kid, he should do well.
Judging by the lack of response, I suppose you are right. I thought it would be great for a few city kids to get to ride around and also do some good while having some fun.

Ah, I guess I am living in fantasy land. I do wish there were more things that kids could do to be positive in more at risk areas. I thought it could be a win/win.

Have a good day.
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Old 02-04-2022, 02:18 PM
 
Location: South Philadelphia
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I like the idea, but i think the more practical thing might be if it was handled by more of a neighborhood to neighborhood thing oppose to some city-wide free for all.

People in PA love ATVs. The city of Shamokin is in pretty bad shape these days, but they do have a lot of ATV trails that connect to their street grid. They decided to allow dirt bikes and atvs on some of the roads to connect to the trails and it's sparked a tourism boon for the town.

Dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets help revitalize a former Pennsylvania coal town
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Old 02-04-2022, 02:33 PM
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I like the idea, but i think the more practical thing might be if it was handled by more of a neighborhood to neighborhood thing oppose to some city-wide free for all.
I agree and that is how I viewed it. A kid lives in Homewood and he and a buddy or three take to the streets.

Maybe try it as a trial and go from there if successful.
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Old 02-04-2022, 02:35 PM
 
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Judging by the lack of response, I suppose you are right. I thought it would be great for a few city kids to get to ride around and also do some good while having some fun.

Ah, I guess I am living in fantasy land. I do wish there were more things that kids could do to be positive in more at risk areas. I thought it could be a win/win.

Have a good day.
In a city like Philly? lol

Why aren't these city kids out shoveling sidewalks etc anyway? Even for a few $$s.

But the idea of getting kids on ATVs to plow snow in a city like Philly is ridiculous. Plus imagine the lawsuits if these kids get hurt or something.

Never mind the fact that it's illegal to operate ATVs on public roads etc.; here in Philly ''illegal'' behaviour is pretty much a thing of the past.

This may be an interesting story in rural Somerset County (pop. 78,000)

SMH at just the thought of this...lol.

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Old 02-04-2022, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Once climate change kicks in the area won’t have to worry about snow and ice, but atvs and dirt bikes in the city is a recipe for for major problems, unless they’re going to be required to carry insurance. Although with no traffic stops folks may be using them on a regular basis anyway.
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Old 02-04-2022, 02:37 PM
 
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I like the idea, but i think the more practical thing might be if it was handled by more of a neighborhood to neighborhood thing oppose to some city-wide free for all.

People in PA love ATVs. The city of Shamokin is in pretty bad shape these days, but they do have a lot of ATV trails that connect to their street grid. They decided to allow dirt bikes and atvs on some of the roads to connect to the trails and it's sparked a tourism boon for the town.

Dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets help revitalize a former Pennsylvania coal town
Why aren't kids out shoveling anyway? Why does it have to be ''organized?" Even a neighborhood-to-neighhood thing wouldn't work...plus, it sends the message that you can otherwise ride ATVs on city streets.

It also builds a work ethic for young kids, for more than all the $$ going down the drain with these ''programs'' trying to, in part, do the same thing.

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Old 02-04-2022, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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In a city like Philly? lol

Why aren't these city kids out shoveling sidewalks etc anyway? Even for a few $$s.

But the idea of getting kids on ATVs to plow snow in a city like Philly is ridiculous. Plus imagine the lawsuits of these kids gets hurt or something.

Never mind the fact that it's illegal to operate ATVs on public roads etc.; here in Philly ''illegal'' behaviour is pretty much a thing of the past.

This may be an interesting story in rural Somerset County (pop. 78,000)

SMH at just the thought of this...lol.
Double Bingo…and the kids will likely get their atvs stolen from them.
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Old 02-04-2022, 02:55 PM
 
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Judging by the lack of response, I suppose you are right. I thought it would be great for a few city kids to get to ride around and also do some good while having some fun.

Ah, I guess I am living in fantasy land. I do wish there were more things that kids could do to be positive in more at risk areas. I thought it could be a win/win.

Have a good day.
Yes, you are living in fantasy land (you said it, I didn't) lol

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