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Re: How should local governments deal with the e-scooter problems?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:44 pm
by Freebird
Edmund wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Rider safety is the most important area for me. I’d like to see the following happen.

Night = No Shared Scooter Rides
The back of these scooters have a small light a couple inches from the ground. This does not provide enough visibility to be seen by a driver. When Bird first launched they turned the fleet off at 9 pm and cited safety as a reason for doing so. All three of Atlanta’s scooter deaths happened at night.
Your first wish has been granted- Atlanta mayor: No more riding electric scooters and bikes after 9 p.m.

Re: How should local governments deal with the e-scooter problems?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:57 pm
by Edmund
Mayor Bottoms must be lurking around the forum looking for good ideas. To view images REGISTER or LOGIN for full access.

Re: How should local governments deal with the e-scooter problems?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
by Sc00tr
Is that night law for all electric scooters or just ride share? Those who own the scooters are probably less of a liability so I’d think it’d be fair to restrict just rideshare ones.

Re: How should local governments deal with the e-scooter problems?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:12 pm
by Edmund
Sc00tr wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Is that night law for all electric scooters or just ride share? Those who own the scooters are probably less of a liability so I’d think it’d be fair to restrict just rideshare ones.
It’s only for rentable scooters and e-bikes. Here is the official announcement from the city.
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