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WAR

Thanks to Ben for sending: “Still adjusting to this new paradigm of the Nats being world %£#*€ champions, but even I, as a non-cyclist (but admitted scooter-hater) pulled it together enough to recognize this as appalling. Whomever charged these scooters decided the best place to put them was in the middle of a bike lane (19th & M). SMH”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Last night Haleigh Hoffman tweeted:

“PLEASE be careful while riding scooters and don’t ride them at night. A man just face planted a few feet in front of my car. I had to call 911 because he wasn’t initially responding and bleeding from his head.

His face was pretty messed up and he’s been taken to a nearby hospital. I think he’ll be fine, but It was really scary and I’m shaken up.

scooters aren’t a reasonable mode of transportation at night. It could have been really bad. I could have run this man over if I hadn’t have been paying really close attention.”

I hope the guy is ok and to be honest I hadn’t thought about the safety of riding at night. So I was wondering what you guys think. For those that ride – does it feel safe to ride at night?

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to report an incident of harassment at N and 8th St. NW (8:45pm Wed. night.) My husband and I were on scooters on our way home up 8th when three kids moved into the street and we had to come to a stop to avoid colliding with them. They threatened to take our scooters, and when we refused, one of them started kicking mine over and over. Read More

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