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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2020, 03:25:17 pm »
An incident which seems to have involved some sort of e-scooter crash has nothing at all to with Colston's statue (Bong!!!).
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A witness said: "A police officer was chatting to a young group of lads and another officer then wheeled an electric scooter into the police van.

"At first I thought it might have been a clash between protesters or something like that, but when I got closer I realised the incident was unrelated to the plinth, or at least it appeared that way."

A South Western Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 5.32pm to an incident on Colston Avenue and attended with two ambulances. One patient was taken to hospital for further treatment."
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/emergency-services-called-edward-colston-4375276
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Mr Larrington

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2020, 11:11:24 am »
A local yoof has recently acquired one and has taken to zooming up and down Larrington Gardens Road on it.  While cyclists are permitted to ride in both directions on LGR, it is one-way for motor vehicles and I rather wish he would stop doing it before he gets killed utterly to DETH by an inattentive moton/the polis come and arrest him with unnecessary violence and trigger a riot.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2020, 03:12:28 pm »
https://twitter.com/simonmacmichael/status/1291163027300130816/photo/1

Paris est plus parisien avec les e-scooteurs.

(no idea if Paris should be masculine or feminine or if the French really say "e-scooteur"... )
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Kim

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2020, 03:16:01 pm »
There's probably a special made-up French word for them that nobody uses...
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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2020, 05:47:32 pm »
Trotinette électrique

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2020, 08:30:13 pm »
Disruption is not necessarily change.'
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When micromobility companies like Lime and Bird rolled into cities around the world in 2018, they promised to revolutionise the way people move around. They dropped dockless bikes and e-scooters onto streets from the United States to New Zealand, asserting that the convenience offered by a shared vehicle that could be left anywhere would help usher people out of their cars and around their city centres.

But the system they vowed to disrupt has itself changed dramatically this year. People stopped moving around as the coronavirus spread, and their spending on transportation plummeted. Cars disappeared from streets virtually overnight, and support rose sharply for measures to keep it that way after cities reopen.

What’s playing out right now is nothing short of a transportation revolution – but somewhat unexpectedly, cities have a great deal of control over it. As they take urgent action to reshape their streets in an unusual moment, it’s clear that this change is possible without the micromobility industry that promised to make it happen.
Basically, bikeshare and similar schemes work better when the people in charge of them are the people in charge of the roads and so on, rather than a commercial enterprise.
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hellymedic

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Re: e-scooter trial
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2020, 10:23:29 pm »