Monday, November 26, 2018
TKC FACT CHECK: ELECTRIC SCOOTERS SHOUDLN'T BE ON KANSAS CITY STREETS & SIDEWALKS IN SNOW AND ICE!!!
Amid growing injuries, nuisance and blocking other transit, this latest snow blast presents a problem for Kansas City's newest form of transit.
To wit . . .
TRENDY ELECTRIC SCOOTERS HAVE AGREED TO VACATE KANSAS CITY STREETS DURING BAD WEATHER BUT OUT AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY SEES THEM LITTERING SIDEWALKS!!!
Here's a reasonable question . . .
AWESOME TKC READER: "I wonder how all those Bird and Lime Scooters are doing today? The hipsters are probably in withdrawal without being able to ride them. And storefront merchants have to deal with the nuisance of Scooters in they way of their snow and ice removal from sidewalks."
Moreover . . .
KMBC reminds us that a City agreement says scooters should be removed in "anticipation of snow"
To be fair, there are fewer scooters around than we normally see but today's bad weather and tough road conditions should remind us that the scooters are a lot of fun but not really a viable transit solution for everyone.
You decide . . .