Posted by Argonaut Staff | Jun 20, 2018 | Opinion | 1 |
After reading both articles on BIRDS, (6/21 and this present one) I agree with the second issue. Even the city council members is Santa Monica,(especially Pam O’Connor,) is nut! She says “she thinks theses birds are less noisy than cars, and safer”. CRAZY LADY
She probably doesn’t walk in the city area at all.
Many people find they can’t even WALK (much less DRIVE) anywhere in Santa Monica without getting run over by one of these “birds”. These vehicles (should be treated as vehicles) laws, enforcement, helmets, no electronics, going wrong way down 1-way streets, no shoes. etc. They say they only drive 16 mph, BUT, that is faster than a bicycle! A bicycle is CONTROLLED by the pedal
work of the cyclist, but these birds, they just GO! To think SM spent millions making these BIKE paths for safety, and NOW…
Many of these drivers drive this scooter as if it is a “ride”. They are laughing, having a great time. They are not aware of anything
around them, don’t follow any rules, lights, signs. In and out of traffic, on streets, sidewalks, alleys. OMG They don’t even care!
I know the police have said they have received many complaints from citizens regarding injuries and ALMOST injuries. This has
got to stop! The City Council of Santa Monica is not using their heads, because they want EVERYONE to use public transit.
THIS is NOT public transit! They gave this company running these scooters, 18 mos. (1-1/2 yrs.) to destroy the citizens in Santa
Monica AND visitors. I guess as usual, the city is going to wait until there is a $10M lawsuit, then correct their ill-thought-out decision. What has become of Santa Monica? Is it all about CLEAN air, revenue and (maybe) DEAD citizens? THINK BEFORE YOU ACT COUNCIL!
I know 100’s of senior citizens who use walkers, but can’t use the sidewalks in fear of getting run over. TRUE
The police have their hands full, and now with summer going on, the dumb city council approves this vehicle with no conscience
as to the consequences of injuries. HOW STUPID!
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