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Old 08-14-2019, 10:14 AM   #181
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If you don't know how many collisions there have been between scooters and people, then you can't even start to quantify the risk, so saying "you shouldn't be able to risk other people" is meaningless.

I know it's just another goal post, but the amount of goal posts you move to without anything substantial to back it up is crazy.

Just say you're a wiener who hates scooters and release me from this pain. I have another life to live! I have definitions of idioms to look up!
I say we get some scooters and hunt him down! Show him some real danger!
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:34 AM   #182
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If you don't know how many collisions there have been between scooters and people, then you can't even start to quantify the risk, so saying "you shouldn't be able to risk other people" is meaningless.

I know it's just another goal post, but the amount of goal posts you move to without anything substantial to back it up is crazy.

Just say you're a wiener who hates scooters and release me from this pain. I have another life to live! I have definitions of idioms to look up!

You have a hate on for data anyway so here's a bunch of links explaining that it might be somewhat or a risk to allow people to roll down sidewalks at 20 kmh. Lots and lots of municipalities are having problems with this...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZHlDis_8-E


https://www.washingtonpost.com/


http://theconversation.com/electric-...awmakers-99654


https://www.lederernojima.com/person...rs-on-the-rise


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...-a8955561.html


Here's a number for you...


https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0212190854.htm


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About 92 percent (228) of the injured people were riders, and 8 percent (21) were non-riders, including pedestrians who were struck by scooter riders or who stumbled over a discarded scooter.

And that's in LA where scooters are not allowed on the sidewalk.



Ok, so you win. You're smarter than me and I'm sorry for wasting your intellectual time.



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For the rider. Not pedestrians. Or else we’d have separate bike lanes in every park.

We do have separate lanes in some parks in Calgary. And bike lanes of course.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:47 AM   #183
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including pedestrians who were struck by scooter riders or who stumbled over a discarded scooter.
I for one will not accept this extremely risky and costly hazard.

When I am mayor, I'm flattening out everything. Can't have people stumbling over stationary things. It's a public health crisis that must be stopped.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:48 AM   #184
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I'll just leave this alone now....an actual injury prevention expert in Calgary says....


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Dr. Francescutti predicts there will be a lot of head injuries, plus broken bones associated with the e-scooters, adding because they are on sidewalks. pedestrian injuries are inevitable.
https://www.660citynews.com/2019/07/...ention-expert/


If you can expect 8% of all injuries associated with escooters to be related to pedestrians when they don't ride on sidewalks, that's about 11 in our first month. To me that's too much. Might be acceptable to other people though.

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Old 08-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #185
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lol, quit being a wuss. They're fun because you get to zip around faster than walking. That comes with some danger. BFD, fun should be a little dangerous. How many injuries are there on monkey bars? WGAF? They're fun.
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Again, I don't care what you people do, but if you're putting people in the hospital at this rate you're going to get your toys taken away from you.



People have literally no concept of risk. You see it all the time in the stock market and investing. We're programmed to fail. It's human nature.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:11 AM   #187
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Again, I don't care what you people do, but if you're putting people in the hospital at this rate you're going to get your toys taken away from you.

People have literally no concept of risk. You see it all the time in the stock market and investing. We're programmed to fail. It's human nature.
That's literally not true at all.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:19 AM   #188
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Someone hit this guy with a scooter already.
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Again, I don't care what you people do, but if you're putting people in the hospital at this rate you're going to get your toys taken away from you.



People have literally no concept of risk. You see it all the time in the stock market and investing. We're programmed to fail. It's human nature.
Because this country is sad.
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I can't wait for the lime E-skateboards.
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From Reddit Calgary lol



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So that's how people are doubling/tripling. My 13yo daughter and I tried to double on mine, but we both pointed our feet sideways like you would on a skateboard. We barely fit, but did manage to go around the block just for fun. Halfway she decided she'd be mortified if one of her friends saw her, but I wouldn't stop because that's hilarious. Standing feet together pointing forward is insanely unstable and totally stupid hah.
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Again, I don't care what you people do, but if you're putting people in the hospital at this rate you're going to get your toys taken away from you.
They can pry my e-scooter out of my cold dead hands.

There are plenty of responsible e-scooter users. Why should they lose their scooters because of a couple irresponsible mentally unstable users.
Doesn’t sound like freedom to me.
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OMG!WTF! Looking on in disgust. Top right of .jpg
Classic Filipino maneuver . Load up a 2-wheel bike/vehicle with family (in this case, scooter), and get around!

Source: family experience
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The only thing that stops a bad guy with a scooter is a good guy with a scooter!

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Classic Filipino maneuver . Load up a 2-wheel bike/vehicle with family (in this case, scooter), and get around!

Source: family experience
Gotta love how they're doing it as well. Dad is driving, kid is perched on the handle bars still but still being held tight by mom through dad's armpits, dad is pinning it, with mom's bag flapping in the wind.
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Gotta love how they're doing it as well. Dad is driving, kid is perched on the handle bars still but still being held tight by mom through dad's armpits, dad is pinning it, with mom's bag flapping in the wind.
This isn’t their first e-scooter rodeo. You’ll see way worse in certain areas of the world.

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On their way to pick up the rest of the family.
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