E-scooter use explodes across U.S., but bikes holding their own

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  • northland55 Provo, UT
    June 25, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    I love the scooters. So convenient. Oh and they’re run by private companies so no tax dollars go towards them.

  • reriding Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 1:48 a.m.

    Three types of batteries are used in scooters, and Lithium-ion are the lightest. According to Lime, one scooter company, a manufacturing defect has caused a number of their scooters to burst into flame. I think "explosion" is a bad word to use in a story about something that likely uses lithium-ion batteries, which are also known to explode occasionally.

  • Whoisthisreally slc, UT
    June 24, 2019 4:55 p.m.

    Glad more people are riding bikes in the cities.

    And we should all hope that NON of our tax dollars are going to support the Bike (Including Green Bike) or Scooter companies. A bike/scooter is so affordable (new or used). The cost benefit of supporting these companies with our tax dollars would not be responsible government.

  • whatsup1 Kekaha, HI
    June 24, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    I just returned from a trip to Osaka Japan, in the area we were staying the side streets had very little auto traffic bikes were used extensivelly. On the main highway bikes used the sidewalk instead of the road. Much safer for bikes to be on the sidewalk bbq instead of thing to share road space, of course the Japanese culture of respect for others made pedestrian and cycle traffic compatible. A collision between an auto and a cycle is usually very damaging, allowing bikes on sidewalks is a good idea.

  • Anonymous100 Anywhere, UT
    June 24, 2019 2:33 a.m.

    I can't stand those scooters. I cannot tell you the number of times I have almost been hit by them as they whiz by me on the sidewalks. Sidewalks used to be for pedestrians, now we are dodging bicycles and scooters. One of these days, there will be a need for designated walk ways for people who to actually be able to walk safely on the sidewalks. Sad.