Scooters: Sidewalk Nuisances, Or The Future Of Local Transportation?

Posted on July 30, 2018 Safety First written on the road

“Electric scooters for rent are popping up in San Diego and other cities. Investors see a key role for new way of getting from here to there. But many people find them downright annoying.

When Adam Stephens walked into his office in Milwaukee one morning in late June, he found messages complaining about the Birds. The deputy city attorney was not amused.

He went for a walk. “Within a couple of minutes, I found one parked on a sidewalk and was able to visually examine it and kind of figure out what it was,” Stephens says.

Bird is the name of an electric scooter company. Unannounced, it dropped off somewhere between 70 and 100 rental scooters throughout Milwaukee, where it’s illegal to ride motorized scooters in public.” Read more.