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If they start up in Sheffield, I wonder if the hired scooters will last longer than those yellow bicycles? 

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Seen one on attercliffe road on the road,there was a van at the traffic lights at Stephenson road turning left the e scooter rider tried to beat the lights and went up the inside of the van,which turned left leaving the e scooter rider bouncing off the side of the van,thought it was very funny,he was not hurt..

But maybe cyclist should have a bell fitted and use them as they sneak up on you 

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12 hours ago, speleo1 said:

Seen one on attercliffe road on the road,there was a van at the traffic lights at Stephenson road turning left the e scooter rider tried to beat the lights and went up the inside of the van,which turned left leaving the e scooter rider bouncing off the side of the van,thought it was very funny,he was not hurt..

But maybe cyclist should have a bell fitted and use them as they sneak up on you 

Well according to the BBC's news yesterday, the e-scooters will, where they are in place, be expected to use cycle lanes.  Will we see confrontations between cyclists & faster scooter riders? 

 

Note that to use a rental e-scooter you will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence.  Will we have cyclists shouting at scooter riders, "Get back in your car"? 

 

 

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Excellent alternative way to get to work if you live locally but yet again let down by an infrastructure that is insufficient.

Its pointless looking at the bigger picture because there isn't one.

Cycle lanes are mostly unfit for purpose and too short in most cases. 

Straight away we have to have draconian measures, Hire only, Full or Provisional licence so they can fine you or load you up with points.

Hardly encourages anyone to leave the car at home does it.

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There's concern from the Royal National Institute for Blind People about potential dangers to partially sighted & the bline about scooters being riden pavements, (which we all know will happen, as it happens at the moment; seen a few over the past 12 months, even though it's illegal), & because of how quiet they are. 

 

People want to know who are going to enforce the regulations? 

 

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/e-scooters-danger-safety-risks-blind-partially-sighted-people-rnbi-explained-460745

 

Note that many already had issues with cyclists riding on pavements. 

 

 

Edited by Baron99

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On 01/07/2020 at 10:16, Baron99 said:

Well according to the BBC's news yesterday, the e-scooters will, where they are in place, be expected to use cycle lanes.  Will we see confrontations between cyclists & faster scooter riders? 

 

Note that to use a rental e-scooter you will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence.  Will we have cyclists shouting at scooter riders, "Get back in your car"? 

 

 

As the police didnt enforce the rules that were there previously do we REALLY expect them to enforce the extra ones that have been dreamt up???

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