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Old 09-21-2019, 03:13 PM   #261
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If the definition of unique riders means what I interpret it to be those are staggering numbers for scooters. That’s roughly 1 in 10 Calgarians and if you discount children and seniors who are probably less likely to ride I would guess that number approaches 1 in 5.
70% of Calgary residents are between 15-64 so that's roughly 935200.

So that would be about 1 in 7 of the people in that demographic.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:16 PM   #262
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Listening to an interview with Lime CEO Joe Kraus the other day, think he mentioned that scooter rentals are about 90% of their business over bikes. Makes you wonder why they even started with bikes in the here. Huge numbers for both though, 1.1million km ridden is huge.
I wonder if it was because bikes already fit the existing model/laws decently (besides the helmet thing) and thus had a lower barrier to entry.

By showing they played ball with the bikes, they opened the door for scooters.
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Hey, fill out this survey about e-scooters!

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Old 09-23-2019, 01:04 PM   #264
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70% of Calgary residents are between 15-64 so that's roughly 935200.

So that would be about 1 in 7 of the people in that demographic.
So pretty close to my numbers if you remove the 15-18 group and >55 group who likely are not e-scooter users in my reasoning. Regardless, I think that is a very high number of users whether it's 1-7 or 1-5. I am hard pressed to think what other single entity in the city has that high a number.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:08 PM   #265
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My feedback was that they should allow scooters to be on road for local residential streets. The demarcation should be any street without a yellow stripe (which is for just collectors and busier classifications). If they could make that by-law somehow, that would be useful.

For busier routes, geo-fencing where they can differentiate speed based on the relative space and safety. Build more bike/scooter dedicated routes, where viable.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:22 PM   #266
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My feedback was that they should allow scooters to be on road for local residential streets. The demarcation should be any street without a yellow stripe (which is for just collectors and busier classifications). If they could make that by-law somehow, that would be useful.

For busier routes, geo-fencing where they can differentiate speed based on the relative space and safety. Build more bike/scooter dedicated routes, where viable.
Edmonton allows them on all roads with a speed limit of 50 or less. But not on sidewalks.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:05 AM   #267
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I think that roads 50 or under is fine, and if they are going to be allowed on sidewalks they can only go something like 8 km/h.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:12 PM   #268
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I was walking down 11th and 12th ave last week near Hudson's and I saw a couple of e-scooters go by in the bike lanes, a saw a few go by on the sidewalk, and I saw one go by on the road, lol.


Either people don't know or don't care.
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Just add that they can go on roads that are 50 km/h and less and be done with it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #270
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Just add that they can go on roads that are 50 km/h and less and be done with it.
I dunno, do you want them somewhere like Memorial Drive that is 50 in some areas? Probably lots of examples like that.
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I dunno, do you want them somewhere like Memorial Drive that is 50 in some areas? Probably lots of examples like that.
I don't want cyclists on a lot of roads either but here we are.
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More of a safety issue, since they can't go faster than 20, and most people aren't wearing helmets, and people look pretty unstable on them. I can't imagine they deal well with the rough surfaces on the edges of roads. Even on a bike I need to avoid those. Which means they won't be riding all that close to the edge.
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