Don't blame scooters. Blame the streets.

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  • Published on:  9/18/2018
  • The sidewalks were never meant for this.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWe teamed up with the University of California to explain one of the hottest trends of 2018: dockless electric scooters. You can see more from University of California in our YouTube series Climate Lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HOij...You can also read University of California's write-up on the video above here: https://www.universityofcalifornia.ed...They’re one of many ‘micro-mobility’ innovations rocketing through the transportation sector. Even in cities with exceptional public transportation coverage, gaps persist. This is a decades old problem, often referred to as ‘the last mile/first mile.’ Cities traditionally address the last mile problem by expanding bus routes. But as cities continue to populate while transportation dept budgets dwindle, the patience of commuters is running dry. So scooters, electric skateboards, and pedal assist bikes have become an increasingly popular option for city residents.These innovations, while quite popular, also draw the ire of the oft-beleaguered sidewalk pedestrian. The past century of development prioritized car transportation, often at the expense of wide sidewalks that were once bustling with life. So the planners of today are taking a page out of history to prepare for a brave new world of alternative transportation.If you’d like to learn more about the deal with scooters in your city, I recommend following Curbed. You should start with this write-up by Alissa Walker: https://www.curbed.com/word-on-the-st... Here’s a closer look at the survey data on the popularity of scooters: https://www.populus.ai/micro-mobility...Here’s Sarah Kaufman on the push to regulate scooters in cities: https://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/20... Here’s a NACTO write-up on what future complete streets could look like.https://nacto.org/publication/bau/aut... And, just for fun, here’s that Library of Congress footage of San Francisco’s Market Street: https://www.loc.gov/item/00694408/Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox 9 months ago

    If you’d like to learn more about the deal with scooters in your city, I recommend following Curbed. This piece by Alissa Walker inspired this video: https://www.curbed.com/word-on-the-street/2018/7/13/17246060/scooters-uber-lyft-bird-lime-streets

  • D V 23 days ago

    Then you turn around and make bike only lanes, and now the businesses suffer. Delivery trucks cant stop out front, nor can customers doing drop offs and pick ups. 3 lane roads went to two, and the ones downtown where the buses stop are now 1 lane and traffic has built up big time.

  • Buddy Clem 2 months ago

    First of all, what is a dockless scooter?

  • Versaucey 9 months ago

    I don't know why but I read the title as "Don't blame shooters. Blame the streets"

  • Būbbly 20 days ago

    For a second I read that comment as what the title actually was

  • The Computer 2 months ago

    Versaucey lol, I read your comment as “don’t blame scooters...” and I thought this was a joke

  • Qslick B 9 months ago

    That baby being carried across the street would be 112 years old if still alive today!!

  • JesseNGX 21 days ago

    crazy

  • Luther Agda 1 months ago

    I wonder whats his/her name tho... LOL

  • Ken Bob 6 months ago

    My favorite parts of a city are those that have tree-lined streets with at most two narrow lanes for vehicles, protected bike lanes and wide sidewalks encouraging foot traffic. These areas are catalysts for small shops and restaurants and generate a nice vibe.

  • D V 23 days ago

    Incorrect. The businesses suffer. Delivery trucks cant stop out front, nor can customers doing drop offs and pick ups. 3 lane roads went to two, and the ones downtown where the buses stop are now 1 lane and traffic has built up big time. Now theres cars idling and waiting everywhere. It was a stupid idea. Well meaning, but stupid.

  • SuperTobyproductions 9 months ago

    Laughs in Dutch, where we not just need to cycle the last mile but just can go all over town

  • Emu Riddle an hour ago

    You have my respect, friend

  • OriginalGrasshopper 2 months ago

    Same here in Sweden. Bikes for the win!

  • Roboko 9 months ago

    The 'last mile' issue of the US is a fault of the urban planning in itself. Much of US suburbs are huge sprawls. People live spaced out too far apart for transport connections to be economic. Scooters in the last mile is treating the symptom not the cause.

  • Bocbo 2 months ago

    Most of us don't want to live near most of us. Planning reflected desire.

  • TbN Nemeziz 2 months ago

    They can just walk a mile it’s not that far

  • The thing you are looking for is BIKELANES

  • cicci0salsicci0 9 months ago

    Wrong title: It should have been "Don't blame scooters. Blame people"

  • Isaac Kangas 6 months ago

    "Don't blame scooters: Blame cars"

  • memyselfandY21 9 months ago

    The Dutch did this for about 50 years now...

  • Naughtysauce 2 days ago

    TF you want, a cookie?

  • Noah Nobody 23 days ago

    I was really impressed with the Dutch bike lanes when I was over there.

  • SOME TING WONG 9 months ago

    I think the scooters are another great way of getting around big citiesThey of course like everything have flaws