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Old 06-16-2018, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was just going to bring up the Bird scooters. After hearing some stories, it's no wonder some folks are seeking to ban them.

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Old 06-16-2018, 01:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't understand who these bikes and scooters are for. Why not buy your own? If I'm going somewhere, I'd rather not have to walk around hoping for a bike to be nearby (and then looking again for the trip home). Having dedicated parking/docking areas would help a bit. Gives them a place to charge (if electric) and allows you to plan where you're getting a bike/scooter.
The only good use I can think of is areas with lots of tourists, where it would be impractical to bring their own ride.
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I mostly see homeless-types riding the bicycles around here.

There might be tourists using them right downtown and by the water, but they wouldn't come this far away from the tourist-traps. Hence why, when I do occasionally see them, I tend to see someone in a too-big coat and/or hoodie, despite the weather, riding down the middle of the street without a helmet on. Not that I'm judging.
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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When I was in college I had a professor that was around my age, perhaps younger. She made some comment about the nineties and then said "I forgot, all of you are twenty." I responded "Not all of us."
"I don't judge!"

We had a financial brief at Fort Lee. Someone asked for things that should not be bought on credit and my roommate shouted "Guns!" Everybody laughed. I thought I would tell my previous supervisor a story where everybody laughed. She just said "I don't judge!"

It almost always seems weird when people use that phrase. Either it seems like they definitely are judging or they are implying that I am, which still seems judgmental on their part.

People keep asking why anyone would rent a scooter when you would soon pay for one. The responses are always that you can afford the rental, but not the purchase, so you keep renting. Also oh no! You need to take care of it! No!
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Like all economic questions it boils down to either cost or convenience. Not to be confused by people who some how think they are smart enough to tell the rest of us how to live.
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It almost always seems weird when people use that phrase. Either it seems like they definitely are judging or they are implying that I am, which still seems judgmental on their part.
I was using it sarcastically. I was being very judgemental. And, in this case, it doesn't bother me one bit.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Not electric, but hundreds of thousands, if not millions of rental bikes are piling up throughout China: theatlantic.com/amp/photo/556268/
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Several dozen Lime bikes are being recycled.
They claim this is normal. https://www.kgun9.com/news/dozens-of...dale-scrapyard

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