Boot Scootin'

RECEIVED Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Dear Editor,
    If scooter riders acted like motorized vehicles, wore helmets, and rode in bike lanes or on the street, stopped at stop signs and red lights, then they would be viable forms of transportation. They need to be ticketed for violations and place the scooters out of main pathways. I’ve been called stupid and had an operator say FU when I didn’t move over fast enough. And now there will be scooters and/or electric bikes on the trails going 20 mph? Last Saturday I saw an 8-year-old illegally on the trail (violating two laws). The city needs to regulate them with stiff fines for the program to work but fail to do so. San Francisco has only sanctioned two companies and it works so much better. I believe there will be a huge class action lawsuit from all the injuries.
    Walking is good for the environment. I’ve got nothing good to say about the scooters. Follow the money to see who benefits from them.
    Contact the mayor, City Council, and the city manager to give your opinion on a bad situation that will soon be worse.
Kathy Marcus
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