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by Interblog
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No place but Dallas.
Replies: 40
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Re: No place but Dallas.

Having spent the winter and spring riding these things, my observation is that 95%+ of the riders are acting appropriately. After all, they / we are paying for those transactions. Screw around and you will be racking up fees for no good reason.

If we call for the banning of certain tools and implements based on X number of bad actors, with X being a small number, who knows how far that argument might extend - people might use it to justify calling for a ban on guns, for instance.

Yeah. Better to address the lawlessness, I find, than to throw out babies with the bathwater.
by Interblog
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No place but Dallas.
Replies: 40
Views: 2174

Re: No place but Dallas.

Well, the thread veered a bit, but please let me add a different perspective about dockless bikes and scooters.

I initially found those things to be supremely annoying as many people do, but real life is always a great teacher.

I became a fan this winter / spring while working extensively in downtown Austin. Especially as a smaller woman, I'm a constant target of the panhandlers, drug users, and other people who mingle in all Texas urban cores in considerable numbers (some homeless, some apparently not), but especially in liberal Austin.

The scooters allowed me to get from my parked vehicle to and from various urban destinations without being hassled. Street people generally won't approach dockless riders - they know it's futile, and you can just zip away at 12 mph if they make the attempt. So in that respect, the devices provided a welcome additional measure of safety that was far more convenient than any other option - just grab one, scan the code with the phone, and go. I love them.

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