Rental eScooters Reach New Zealand

And we hear the same story over and over … doesn’t anyone Keep Up using the Internet?

Lime e-scooters: Genius idea or public nuisance?

And she is correct:

Auckland councillor warns Lime e scooters will ‘kill’

No one can predict how a struck pedestrian will fall. Killing someone can happen. When bicycle messengers were rampant in NYC in the 1980s, pedestrians actually died when they were hit by them. I had at least one close call myself.

And it hasn’t stopped even with “regular” cyclists. Here’s an example from four years ago: A Bicycle Crash Kills Another Pedestrian in Central Park.

eScooters, eSkateboards, eUnicycles, eBikes have no place on sidewalks unless they are being walked.

I don’t know what the bike lane situation is in New Zealand, but they have to add them or, if such lanes exist, restrict eScooters to them.

Previously here:

Chronological List Of Electric Scooter Posts
eScooters category

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