Are ride-share electric scooters the future of urban transport?
Scooters have taken over Santa Monica, caused fury in San Francisco and are spreading to other US cities and Britain. Are they fun and environmentally friendly – or a dangerous nuisance?
Electric share scooters have taken over Santa Monica, an affluent beachside city on the edge of Los Angeles, but as they swiftly spread across other cities in California and the US a backlash is already gathering force.
Download an app, scan a scooter’s barcode and away you go, zipping at up to 15mph to your destination. You leave the scooter on the pavement for the next rider.
i know ive been railing on this all week but it is a literal physical manifestation of startup hubris:
“we know better, and will ram it down your throat until you understand.”
Source: Guardian Transport