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i just ordered one of these from inmotionusa. i figure it might be a nice intro into ewheels when presenting the idea to government officials. start with this and then show them the euc’s. i’m sure i can get anyone on a escooter.

plus it will be handy on the ranch. give Bob some more entertainment and exercise.

https://www.myinmotion.com/products/l8f-electric-scooter

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6 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Where the heck do you find these unflattering stories? Hopefully he’s not a forum moderator.   ?

Every week or two I just do a twitter search for "electric unicycle", and post the good ones here

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21 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

Where the heck do you find these unflattering stories? Hopefully he’s not a forum moderator.   ?

Um it was all an innocent misunderstanding!  :whistling:

 

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Channel NewsAsia (CNA Insider) report on the E-Scooter Menace!  :shock2:

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Obviously, this applies to EUC's too; (but not cyclist, 'cuz they never hit nobody.) ?? ?

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1 hour ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

$200,000 loss of consortium compensation!  :blink:  

I believe that's the going rate for 'consortium' in the area (La Jolla is very upscale).

...but I can't decide if this is good or bad for cycling. Municipalities have an obligation to maintain cycling paths and sidewalks, but instead focus their efforts on roads used by commuters (and their increasingly large autos). Suits like these highlight that there is a problem, but how cities deal with it may depend largely on weather the public views these cases as frivolous or emblematic of the need for driving alternatives. :efef927839:

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1 hour ago, Scouts Honor said:

 

It's out. Lets not scare people from our night ride four days from now :D

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Warner Bros. plans $100 mn cable car to Hollywood sign

AFP AFP 2 hours 50 minutes ago 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Los Angeles (AFP) - Warner Bros. has announced plans for a $100 million cable car to take tourists from its studio lot to the iconic Hollywood sign, an area increasingly choked by tourist traffic.

The company, one of Tinseltown's "Big Six" film distributors, told city officials on Monday it would put up the entire funding for the "Hollywood Skyway."

The six-minute ride would extend more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Warner's base in Burbank up Mount Lee to a visitor center near the sign, with pathways to a viewing area, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The iconic studio behind "Casablanca" and "Gone with the Wind" didn't respond to AFP's request for comment but circulated a statement saying the project would "reduce street congestion, improve safety, and ease neighborhood frustrations."

"Given our close proximity to the north side of the Hollywood sign, we believe we offer a solution that has the least impact on the environment -- protecting and preserving (nearby) Griffith Park -- and the surrounding residential neighborhoods," the company added.

The area is dotted with housing on all sides and the "aerial tramway" would spare homeowners the annoyance of hikers and traffic coming past their front doors, says Warner.

Locals say ride-hailing services like Uber, combined with ever more sophisticated navigation apps, have made it much easier in recent years to get close to the sign in a car, exacerbating the problem.

The idea has been floated for years but has always hit stumbling blocks. It was resurrected in 2017 by Mayor Eric Garcetti, with a proposal involving the nearby Universal Studios.

The project is expected to take about five years to complete, including the approvals process, if it is approved.

The landmark was erected in 1923 as "Hollywoodland" to advertise a local real estate development.

It has undergone a number of transformations over the years, including in 1987, when pranksters changed it to "Holywood" to mark the visit of Pope John Paul II.

Last year Los Angeles police arrested a local artist suspected of a New Year's Day prank in which he altered the letters to read "Hollyweed."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/warner-bros-plans-100-mn-cable-car-hollywood-232514277.html

 

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56 minutes ago, Scouts Honor said:

Warner Bros. plans $100 mn cable car to Hollywood sign

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Oh God. There goes one of my favorite destinations. I have a feeling it won't get approved. I don't imagine many of the residents would like the idea of cable cars travellinh over their house.

But if it does, I still probably have a few more years where I can ride to it unencumbered.

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The BIRD scooters just showed up in Raleigh.  Hate to say it but this could easily become a big mess.  Rode my bot to lunch downtown and more than a few people were behaving badly on them on sidewalks and in the street.  One guy shouted at me 'where do i rent the one wheeled one?'.  Coming back to office one was laying in middle of intersection unattended.  oh no ....

 

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