The birds

Not sure what Hitchcock thinks about bikes, but those Bird scooters are apparently eyebrow-raisers . . . Advertisements

Bigger wheels and a seat, please

I finally tried an electric scooter yesterday. I see the appeal, although I felt unsafe on it the whole time (completely unrelated to motor vehicle traffic, although that’s a definite additional issue). What would make it better (for me, at least) would be bigger wheels and a seat. Like, if it were a bike. Like…

Scooters in the burgeoning ‘burbs

The metro Atlanta suburb-city where I live joins the growing list of United States municipalities discussing what-the-hell-to-do with scooters. Above is an eight-second time lapse video of what it would look like to ride a scooter* “legally” (which is tending, in more and more cities, to mean in the street) in the Perimeter Community Improvement…

Don’t “scoot” the law

If you ride any micro-mobility device* (scooter, bikeshare, your own bike) in the City of Atlanta, you must stay off the sidewalks** and abide by all laws applicable to bikes. If you are unsure about what that means and/or would like to learn the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling techniques and tips for coexisting…

Meet John Plantaseed

Meet a United States military veteran who goes by the name John Plantaseed. He is disabled and travels around Atlanta in a wheelchair. I apparently crossed paths with him two years ago because I have this picture of him in my A Streetcar Named Aspire photo essay album (which now has 1,232 photos, by the…

Love/hate relationship

So the whole dockless bikes/e-scooters/mopeds* thing is heating up rapidly on the streets and sidewalks of Atlanta. Companies that have descended upon our formerly-car-centric city in just the last month or two include Bird, Lime, Ofo, and Muving USA. Competition is fierce. Laws are being broken constantly, such as this Ofo dockless bikeshare worker who parked…