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oh no, scooters

Is Pittsburgh going to do this? It hasn't gone well for San Francisco

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Photo of Donell Badgett

I have a scooter that i ride on weekends.

Photo of Craig Toocheck

The scooters proposed in Pgh are not the same as in SF
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13688865-74/get-ready-to-roll-scoobi-scooter-rideshare-launching-in-pittsburgh

Photo of Aly Stone

Hi Craig - thanks for posting this link up! Very interesting, haven't heart of that proposition. Any thoughts on these scooters?

Photo of Craig Toocheck

They seem pretty neat! Could get more people around easily without worrying bout parking or narrow streets.

Photo of Aly Stone

Craig - Yes, good points. Personally, on one hand I hope that scooters won't discourage people from being physically active (biking, cycling, walking up hills), and on the other hand, they could really increase efficiency and have major implications for those who have difficulty getting around or live with disabilities. I wonder if scooters like this have a place on local roads with cars, or would they be restricted to bike lanes and sidewalks?

Photo of Donell Badgett

I have a scooter and enjoy riding it when i can?

Photo of Aly Stone

Hi Donell, tell us more! Is it electric and where in Pittsburgh is best to ride it?

Photo of Aly Stone

Hi patrick - welcome and thanks for your comment! I wasn't familiar with the electric scooters in San Francisco so here's an article about it for anyone else in the same boat as me.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Bye-bye-SF-scooters-as-Bird-Lime-and-Spin-go-on-12966874.php
Seems like they may come back to SF with more structured implementation. I could see both benefits and problems associated with that…any thoughts on what the pros and cons of electric scooters might be, specifically in Pittsburgh?

Photo of patrick sanders

Doubt this would work, since a) hills and 2) rivers

Photo of Aly Stone

Very fair point - though I wonder if e-scooters may make going up hills more manageable? We'll see if others have any thoughts on the matter!

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Not sure if you've been to SF but it sure has a lot of hills