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Ban electric scooters

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Svedallas
post 27.Sep.2019, 10:08 PM
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Quite frankly I am tired of these e-scooters.

They are all over the place (despite having zones), and, they are a liability for the streets in terms of safety.

They should be banned!


What is your experience? Should they keep or remove them from the streets?
We already have good trains, so I do not see the point of having them congest the streets.
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Saywhatwhat
post 28.Sep.2019, 06:16 AM
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Joined: 15.Feb.2018

It’s a problem happening in many major cities. Oh and in Sweden as well.

They are no good. And I don’t know for sure but I have heard that the batteries they use are one time use and after they die they are done. Not even rechargeable....

My point being there are no docking stations like bike shares and that most definitely contributes to them being strewn all over cities...

They are a form of litter in my mind.
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Svedallas
post 28.Sep.2019, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 28.Sep.2019, 07:16 AM) *
It’s a problem happening in many major cities. Oh and in Sweden as well. They are no good. And I don’t know for sure but I have heard that the batteries they use are one t ... (show full quote)


I agree.

I also heard about the battery life. If we are supposed to be a sustainable country, this is definitely not the way forward.

The docking stations do not work. And, people park them at the most bizarre places.

I hope there will be action soon. But for now, it seems that there are more and more companies coming to Sweden, so they are also competing for space which is as you said, is litter.
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djmarko
post 30.Sep.2019, 11:08 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 18.Jan.2007

Soon winter and snow! then there unlikely to work!
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Gjeebes
post 30.Sep.2019, 04:37 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2012

Another case of bullshit swedish "lagom".

Why put the things back on a charging rack, up and out of the way, off the street, when a lazy turd Meatball just wants to ditch where ever it is, 3 mm after arriving at the given destination.

Can't recycle the battery? The Hipsters will conveniently ignore the facts, right? It just makes them look so cool, with the wind flowing through their high maintenance, highly sculpted, beards?

Practical common-sense would solve these small problems, and also those more insidious problems on offer in the mighty Kingdom of Meatballia.

Although I'm pretty sure the mess will anyway be blamed on, and serve as another empty example of, the Toxic Tyrannical Patriarchy, as is all the rage in the virtue-signalling, fashionable Greasy Meatball these days.

Maybe some Meatballian brand "Feminist snow cleaning" will solve the problem for the coming Winter?
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Svedallas
post 30.Sep.2019, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (djmarko @ 30.Sep.2019, 12:08 PM) *
Soon winter and snow! then there unlikely to work!


I hope they take them off the street.
Including the failed EU bikes.
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djmarko
post 1.Oct.2019, 02:56 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 18.Jan.2007

I actually liked the bikes, gets you from point A to B with minimal fuss, especially if you did not owe a bike
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Svedallas
post 1.Oct.2019, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (djmarko @ 1.Oct.2019, 03:56 PM) *
I actually liked the bikes, gets you from point A to B with minimal fuss, especially if you did not owe a bike


City bikes.
It was a shame that they stopped them. And it was beneficial for tourists.

It was very well organised. Shame that they stopped it.

Now we have to deal with this horrid mess called e-scooters.
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gterreni
post 7.Oct.2019, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 28.Sep.2019, 07:16 AM) *
And I don’t know for sure but I have heard that the batteries they use are one time use and after they die they are done. Not even rechargeable...

That's plain misinformation right there
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jeremiahlee
post 21.Oct.2019, 08:09 AM
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Joined: 19.Oct.2019

I like the electric scooters. Anything to have fewer people driving in the city is a good thing.

People on scooters need to remember to ride in the bike and driving lanes and some people have not yet learned to park them correctly, but this will happen in time, as every new advancement takes a moment for society to adjust to it.

The batteries are the same as in electric cars and laptops and cell phones. They can be recycled and properly disposed of.
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