A sure sign of spring is walking on the sidewalk when two or three lime scooters come flying by.
Each scooter has four stickers on it that say “No Sidewalk Riding”. Two of them are on the bottom as shown in the photo and two of them are on the stem. It is hard not to see them.
The scooters themselves are of course parked on sidewalks and walkways. Some are located in places where it is just about impossible to ride them in the street and the scooters are only used on the sidewalks.
In fact, in the downtown area, it is rare to see anyone riding a scooter in the street.
I am not against electric scooters. I think they are a lot of fun. I just wish that there was a way to keep scooter riders off the sidewalks. Walking on the sidewalks presents many hazards even without scooters.
Perhaps instead of raising taxes or adding taxes to pay for pothole repair, the city could ticket and fine the people who are riding electric scooters on the sidewalk.