Urban transportation, dominated by polluting, dangerous, oversized vehicles, needs a makeover. Bird scooters and erratic bicycle riders, as long as both stay off sidewalks, are much needed disruptors of the current model of urban transportation. They also make drivers more alert. Disrupting the model creates opportunity to improve the transportation model. Creative disruption is a component of the plan expressed in: Louisville police: It’s too unsafe to stop drivers who run red lights.
While the scooters are welcomed as traffic disruptors, it is unfortunate that those on the ‘wrong’ side of the digital and banking divide cannot use the scooters. It is also unfortunate that the scooters are powered by coal and fracked gas (electric).