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  # 2363108 29-Nov-2019 19:49
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Zepanda66:

 

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

 

 

 

 

and that is such an infantile response to label people because of what they say.  What about the arguments ?






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  # 2363111 29-Nov-2019 19:54
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Zepanda66:

 

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

 

 

Can we please leave the ageism garbage at the front door.





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  # 2363166 29-Nov-2019 20:47
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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?

 

 

for someone who is nearly deaf, this sudden desire to use the footpath as a road is awful and i wish it would stop, i cant count the number of times bikes scooters have screamed pass me and i have never heard them comming, i shudder to think what would happen if i suddenly moved left or right.





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  # 2363207 30-Nov-2019 07:05
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waikariboy:

 

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?

 

 

for someone who is nearly deaf, this sudden desire to use the footpath as a road is awful and i wish it would stop, i cant count the number of times bikes scooters have screamed pass me and i have never heard them comming, i shudder to think what would happen if i suddenly moved left or right.

 

 

aahh i understand that reasoning.





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  # 2363210 30-Nov-2019 07:31
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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.

 

 

i nearly got taken down by idiots many times. I worry for children.





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  # 2363212 30-Nov-2019 07:35
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You couldn't pay me to ride one, but for those who want to do it, ride on the road, not the FOOTpath.

footpath
noun
a path for people to walk along, especially a right of way in the countryside.
BRITISH
a path for pedestrians in a built-up area; a pavement.



I cant believe councils have allowed them to do this.

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  # 2363213 30-Nov-2019 07:42
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tdgeek:

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



Doesn’t mean they know how to use it.

But off topic.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2363377 30-Nov-2019 11:19
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4. Again not an issue

 

 

Dumping thousands of scooters after just a few months is not an issue? If Uber is genuinely recycling the majority of components, then maybe not, but if the majority are going are going into landfill, then it is an issue.

 

We allow Uber to operate with no social responsibility at all. We allow them to clog our streets with their scooters, months later dumping them into our environment.

 

And why? Just to cater to a small few who can't be bothered to use their legs to walk. (And, yes, for me, there is a difference between people who purchase e-scooters as a long term replacement for a daily commute, versus those who pick an up a disposable Uber in the street to save themselves having to walk 500 metres).


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  # 2363390 30-Nov-2019 11:59
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Dumping thousands of scooters after just a few months is not an issue? If Uber is genuinely recycling the majority of components, then maybe not, but if the majority are going are going into landfill, then it is an issue.

 

And even if they don't end up in landfill, consider how many of them probably get thrown into the harbour by idiots. What impact does the Li-Ion battery discharge have on the marine life?

 

And why? Just to cater to a small few who can't be bothered to use their legs to walk. (And, yes, for me, there is a difference between people who purchase e-scooters as a long term replacement for a daily commute, versus those who pick an up an disposable Uber in the street to save themselves having to walk 500 metres).

 

I am curious as to how much it costs to use these things. I often see people riding them from the railway station to their office which would be, in most cases, about 500 metres as you say. If it's about $3 per trip and people are doing it twice a day on every weekday then it would be costing them over $120 per month.

 

Seems like a huge waste of money to me.


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  # 2363478 30-Nov-2019 14:40
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MileHighKiwi: You couldn't pay me to ride one, but for those who want to do it, ride on the road, not the FOOTpath.

footpath
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a path for people to walk along, especially a right of way in the countryside.
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a path for pedestrians in a built-up area; a pavement.



I cant believe councils have allowed them to do this.

 

 

 

Its legal to ride them on the footpath under NZ law. Infact the reason why many might not ride them on the road is because they would have to be in the cycle lane and that would not be legal.

 

https://nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/vehicle-types/low-powered-vehicles/

 

 


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  # 2363485 30-Nov-2019 15:26
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4. Again not an issue

 

 

Dumping thousands of scooters after just a few months is not an issue? If Uber is genuinely recycling the majority of components, then maybe not, but if the majority are going are going into landfill, then it is an issue.

 

We allow Uber to operate with no social responsibility at all. We allow them to clog our streets with their scooters, months later dumping them into our environment.

 

And why? Just to cater to a small few who can't be bothered to use their legs to walk. (And, yes, for me, there is a difference between people who purchase e-scooters as a long term replacement for a daily commute, versus those who pick an up a disposable Uber in the street to save themselves having to walk 500 metres).

 

 

 

 

You've quoted me out of context. That was in reply to dumping e-scooters after 6 months and my rebuttal was from the viewpoint of owner-riders who will not dump their e-scooters every 6 months and buy a new one.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2363487 30-Nov-2019 15:30
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We were around Queens Wharf today, because of the Navy ship, the Waka and Endeavour  there was a lot of people including a lot of  children. The speed some scooter and bike riders were doing through the crowds was ridiculous. We saw an elderly gent get knocked down by a scooter rider who did not even stop to check that he was okay. These idiots need to start using what brain cells they have left and act according to conditions.





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  # 2363684 30-Nov-2019 19:24
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Dial111:
tdgeek:

 

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

 



Doesn’t mean they know how to use it.

But off topic.

 

Well, maths would tell me that those that have used it from day one, probably have more experience. Not every boomer is a cardigan clad pensioner.

 

 


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  # 2363718 30-Nov-2019 21:58
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Dial111:
tdgeek:

 

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

 



Doesn’t mean they know how to use it.

But off topic.

 

Stop the ageist generalizations . Also remember the current tech was created by the generation you are denigrating. 





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