Thursday, July 23, 2020

FLOCK


I don't know about the rest of the world but these electric scooters you pay for by the hour are all over American cities. I suppose they can be fun but they can also be a nuisance - and dangerous. Someone has apparently organized a taxi rank of them at 7th and Market downtown but it is common to see them flat on their sides, blocking a sidewalk. Helmets are recommended but nobody uses them. (Who carries one around?) I've read that there are a lot of visits  to emergency departments by customers.

There are a few different brands on the streets of STL. The mix changes but the most common these days is Bird. The name faces the front on those little electronic boxes so you can't see it here. No one my age has any business riding one anyway.       

5 comments:

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Fajne te hulajnogi ciekawe kto je wypożycza?

s.c said...

Never seen them here.

Sharon said...

Those are all over the city of Tempe. The college kids love them.

William Kendall said...

Bird has been here for three weeks or so, and there are a couple more of the companies starting up. I think it's trouble just waiting to happen. How long until one of these is in the path of a blind person? Or a wheelchair? Or thrown through a window as vandalism?

Pat said...

Totally agree with William. They're a menace. I think Paris has banned them.