My sentiments exactly.I for one dont welcome them. Cycling has been around for well over century and anyone wanting cheap and effective local or urban transport need look no further, but they choose not too because that smacks of effort A powered scooter is simply pandering to the bone idle lazy and self entitled.
I presume there will be licences offered to the rental operators. If there’s chaos and carnage the licences can be withdrawn. It also makes it easier to ensure type approval and provides a link between machines involved in injury collisions and the renter that paid for it.
As others have said, insurance probably. But also it's a pilot, it's good to have consistency to measure success. So they'll have a known quantity of escooters, with a known max speed and a known state of maintenance.So what's the thinking in not allowing privately owned scooters?
And that's why the present cycling mania will die a death once this lockdown eases and the bad weather arrives.I think these could be a great commuting tool and in theory should help reduce congestion and get cards of the road.
The sad reality is that it wouldn't make much difference as people are allergic to being out in anything less than perfect weather and they want the biggest possible 4X4 tank to feel more important than Mr. Jones next door and to keep little Samantha safe from all the drivers of lesser cars on the 353.2 metre journey to school.
Rang Giant in Sheffield today for a part for a friend talking to the woman who answered the phone whilst her colleague went to check whether the part they said they had in stock actually existed, she commented that they have seen a decrease in activity in the last 10 daysAnd that's why the present cycling mania will die a death once this lockdown eases and the bad weather arrives.
It's true I'm afraid. If the weather is absolutely perfect = loads of new cyclists. The minute it's anything less than absolutely optimum weather = quiet.And that's why the present cycling mania will die a death once this lockdown eases and the bad weather arrives.