Dan Jansenson wrote an article for the Santa Monica Mirror titled It’s Time to Reevaluate Scooter Rules.
« The impact of these violations on pedestrians reads like a trauma center case-study handbook. »
« It seems incredible that such violations continue to victimize pedestrians, more than a year after a staff report unequivocally showed that impounding scooters and fining companies can dramatically reduce the number of violations. Why isn’t the City doing more to protect pedestrians from becoming victims of these vehicles and their users? »
« In a recent City Council meeting to discuss extending the 18-month scooter “pilot project”, Council members expressed anxiety about the financial viability of the scooter companies. Shouldn’t the priority be pedestrians? Where actual pedestrians are concerned, the often-touted idea of a “walkable city” seems to have disappeared. »