Silliness with Scooters

The scooter debate has split the safe streets community, but one group found a way to laugh at it all

A drowned scooter near the West Oakland BART station. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick
A drowned scooter near the West Oakland BART station. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Scooters…should they be banned for cluttering up the sidewalk? Should they be heavily regulated? Or should this disruptive technology be allowed to run its course, whatever that may be, because of the importance of reducing CO2 emissions and automobile use?

The debate has left the safe-streets community split. But that hasn’t stopped “Realistic Marketing, Inc.” from having some side-splitting fun at the expense of Bird scooters.

Enjoy.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Photo: Active Trans
STREETSBLOG CHICAGO

Black advocates call for expanding Chicago’s scooter program with a focus on equity

|
Today marked the end of our city’s four-month e-scooter pilot on the West and Northwest sides, and the ten vendors are required to remove all of their vehicles, a total of 2,500, from the public way or risk having them impounded by the city. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Affairs and the Chicago Department of Transportation, which oversaw the test, announced today that the city is now launching “a wide-ranging and holistic evaluation” to decide whether the program should be expanded citywide and made permanent.