“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the next phase in the District’s dockless vehicle sharing program, allowing four permits to operate a total of 10,000 scooters and two permits to operate a total of 5,000 e-bikes in calendar year 2020. Read More
Ugh. Jennifer writes:
“I want to like scooters, but the people who use them…
Yes, that is a scooter parked right in the middle of a bike lane, sending bikers (like my husband with our young daughter) out of the bike lane and into traffic. On E St NW right around Union Station.”
Thanks to emdubbbb for sharing this awesomeness with us. What were some other great ones you saw last night?
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”
Thanks to a reader for sending the above from Arlington.
Ed. Note: Is that a cat?!?
And thanks to Rosemary Youhana for sending the above yesterday: “Big mood”
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Holy hell – thanks to Dominic for sending this “E-scooter sailing down the middle of Rock Creek Parkway during rush hour last week.”
Thanks to Kira for sending the above: “way off the Valley trail in Rock Creek Park.” Read More
But also be consider where you park. Thanks to Ruth for sending from Capitol Hill. Read More
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?
via google maps
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