Offbeat Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire and burying them at sea

03:10  11 august  2018
03:10  11 august  2018 Source:   latimes.com

A pileup of mixed messages about scooter use in LA

  A pileup of mixed messages about scooter use in LA in July to temporarily ban rental scooters in Los Angeles sparked an outcry from transportation advocates and some lawmakers, who said the zippy devices were a transportation innovation that should be regulated, not banished. During that debate, though, a crucial point went unmentioned: L.A. lawmakers had already backed a temporary scooter ban.Five months ago, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion to place a moratorium on "dockless transportation systems" until officials could approve rules governing their use.The motion was drafted to apply to the shared bicycles that can be rented and dropped off anywhere.

They 've been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire . They ’ve even been adorned with dangling bags of dog droppings. As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters

But his secrets were safe with the state. Coastal officials vote to tear down sea wall protecting Laguna Beach mansion. These Bird electric scooters were left on the Venice Beach boardwalk. They 've been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire .

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LOS ANGELES - They've been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire. They've even been adorned with dangling bags of dog droppings.

As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters into their own hands and waging a guerrilla war against the devices. These vandals are destroying or desecrating the vehicles in disturbingly imaginative ways, and celebrating their illegal deeds on social media - in full view of authorities and the public.

L.A. temporarily banned rental scooters in March. So why are they everywhere?

  L.A. temporarily banned rental scooters in March. So why are they everywhere? A proposal in July to temporarily ban rental scooters in Los Angeles sparked an outcry from transportation advocates and some lawmakers, who said the zippy devices were a transportation innovation that should be regulated, not banished. During that debate, though, a crucial point went unmentioned: Scooters are already banned in L.A.

Fed - up locals are setting electric scooters on fire , smearing them with poop and burying them at sea . Waging a desperate fight to save homes as Holy fire explodes to 18,137 acres. Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses.

Fed - up locals are setting electric scooters on fire , smearing them with poop and burying them at sea . Peruvian and Ecuadorean ceviches and related salsas are set at the table. (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times). As it turns out, the whole roasted guinea pig was not the most

"They throw them everywhere: in the ocean, in the sand, in the trash can," said Robert Johnson Bey, a Venice Beach maintenance worker who regularly comes across scooter parts on the Venice Beach boardwalk, Speedway and adjoining alleys.

"Sunday I was finding kickstands everywhere," Bey said. "Looked like they were snapped off."

The vandalism echoes a rash of pellet-gun attacks on so-called Google buses in the Bay Area and appears to be motivated in part by resentment over the increasing presence of tech corporations along the Southern California coast - what is now dubbed Silicon Beach.

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