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dafman

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#261471 29-Nov-2019 13:23
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1. They discourage exercise.

 

2. They impede pedestrian access, often lying on their side, randomly scattered on the footpath.

 

3. Morons traveling full speed through crowded Willis Street, Lambton Quay.

 

4. This!


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Dugimodo
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  #2362885 29-Nov-2019 13:36
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Not sure I agree with your first point, unless the scooter is parked outside your house how do you get to it?

 

Sure some people would walk more if they weren't available, but others would be driving or taking the bus etc. I don't think you can just assume they are discouraging exercise in general.

 

 

 

The other points are valid though, and could be the downfall of them on our streets. They do look fun though, and I'd totally have used one to get to work if they existed when I left school.

 

 

 

Here's another one to add to your list.

 

5. People are ignoring the law and importing powerful scooters capable of 40-50 km/h and there's no easy way to tell the difference until you see them at speed. (legal to own, but not legal to use here outside of private property).


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  #2362902 29-Nov-2019 13:51
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1. C'mon really... Someone isn't going to not exercise simply because an e-scooter is available. By simply taking them away people aren't going to miraculously start walking. They would just order an Uber/Taxi or take the bus.

 

2. Again, really... they are often right at the edge of the footpath. It's not like you see them just dumped in the middle all the time.

 

3. Yep fair call. But for Uber scooters I'm fairly certain at least Lambton Quay is a no-go zone - the app won't let you take it down there.

 

4. Mountain out of a mole hill. Just media jumping on the 'e-scooters are bad' band wagon and getting people riled up about nothing. I doubt we would see the same outrage about an article on how much wastage comes out of the restaurant/pubs around Wellington - imagine if they mad a big pile of that. Anything can be mad to look bad if they want too. 

 

 

 

It's still far far better to have 300 e-scooters than another 300 cars on the road.


 
 
 
 


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  #2362910 29-Nov-2019 13:53
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This is such a boomer post if I ever saw one. People said the same thing about Cars lol. 





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  #2362929 29-Nov-2019 14:22
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Zepanda66:

 

This is such a boomer post if I ever saw one. People said the same thing about Cars lol. 

 

 

Except we've never scrapped thousands of cars after just six months use. Even some non-boomers may agree that in this day and age the environment deserves better?


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  #2362933 29-Nov-2019 14:29
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I don't like e-scooters, but it's more to do with the users themselves rather than the actual contraptions. I often see them dumped in the footpath here in Auckland. I often see people riding them like dickheads - on the road, riding through a red light intersection, riding through the middle of a busy pedestrian crossing etc. They really need highly visible registration tags so that a nuisance user can be reported to the operators and have them suspended or banned.


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  #2362940 29-Nov-2019 14:42
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dafman:

 

Except we've never scrapped thousands of cars after just six months use. Even some non-boomers may agree that in this day and age the environment deserves better?

 

 

Except they're not being scrapped: they're being recycled.


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  #2362952 29-Nov-2019 14:55
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boosacnoodle:

 

dafman:

 

Except we've never scrapped thousands of cars after just six months use. Even some non-boomers may agree that in this day and age the environment deserves better?

 

 

Except they're not being scrapped: they're being recycled.

 

 

Often "recycled' is corporate speak for dumped.

 

And we are talking Uber, who doesn't have the best track record for corporate ethics.

 

But I may be wrong.


 
 
 
 


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  #2362974 29-Nov-2019 15:19
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dafman:

 

 

 

3. Morons traveling full speed through crowded Willis Street, Lambton Quay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought the entire Golden Mile (Lambton Quay, Willis and Manners through to Courtney Place) was a geo fenced no go zone?

 

 


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  #2362997 29-Nov-2019 15:53
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The cynic in me wonders if they're being "recycled" due to a safety issue with them

 

Given they don't even have replacements for these for several weeks yet, seems pretty hasty to "EOL" them


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  #2363038 29-Nov-2019 16:55
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I couldn't cope with pretending I was a child just to avoid walking....

Adults just look very silly riding them IMV.





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  #2363039 29-Nov-2019 16:56
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sbiddle:

dafman:


 


3. Morons traveling full speed through crowded Willis Street, Lambton Quay.


 



 


I thought the entire Golden Mile (Lambton Quay, Willis and Manners through to Courtney Place) was a geo fenced no go zone?


 



Presumably not on a private scooter?





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  #2363078 29-Nov-2019 18:02
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dafman:

 

1. They discourage exercise.

 

2. They impede pedestrian access, often lying on their side, randomly scattered on the footpath.

 

3. Morons traveling full speed through crowded Willis Street, Lambton Quay.

 

4. This!

 

 

 

 

I think you need to differentiate privately owned e-scooter users with the rental users in which case:

 

 

 

1. Debatable. 

 

2. Not an issue. I doubt any owner will leave their scooter randomly scattered on the footpath

 

3. Debatable - I would hope that private scooter owners would be more responsible with their gear (if it breaks it's a loss to them) and more experienced and knows how to handle their scooter than your typical lime user. The overpowered scooters that can do 40-50kmph are a bit of a concern though and I hope those owners aren't going at that speed in high pedestrian areas

 

4. Again not an issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2363093 29-Nov-2019 18:37
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I hate the things. When I walk from the railway station to the office in the morning I have to constantly scan across 360 degrees to monitor the presence of them, and when there are more than half a dozen of them in the vicinity I have to cower behind a tree or bollard and wait for them to clear because I can't monitor them all simultaneously. 

 

I don't understand why people can't just walk.


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  #2363097 29-Nov-2019 19:16
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alasta:

 

I hate the things. When I walk from the railway station to the office in the morning I have to constantly scan across 360 degrees to monitor the presence of them, and when there are more than half a dozen of them in the vicinity I have to cower behind a tree or bollard and wait for them to clear because I can't monitor them all simultaneously. 

 

I don't understand why people can't just walk.

 

 

 

 

serious?





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  #2363104 29-Nov-2019 19:36
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Zepanda66:

 

This is such a boomer post if I ever saw one. People said the same thing about Cars lol. 

 

 

You will find that most boomers have used tech more than non boomers. From day one. Not day twelve.


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