The E-Scooter Apocalypse

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Vor 3 Monate
B Kane
B Kane

@ 11:00 the car was clearly at fault.

Vor 9 Tage
single bone
single bone

i actualy worked in company caled voi we provided scooters for public my job was to repair them and i will say to u my boss was fck ashol and he wanted to have big numbers of drivers using it and did not care if scooters was save to drive. a lot of gen2 scooters whe had. had issue after sum time to snap neck and drivers get to accident. so company changed to gen3 scooters and they where sht one i tested them with my boss and in one day testing on street 5 near acident 3 of them scooter fly away from my hands. it sht transportation solution. i have advice for ppl whose use them by your own and use helmet.

Vor 9 Tage
Rattle Snake
Rattle Snake

Are your eyes closer to the sides of your head then they are far apart. That's kind of cool

Vor 23 Tage
Ryan Garber
Ryan Garber

@3000GT thank you for your input

Vor Monat
Irobert1115HD
Irobert1115HD

small correction: the traffic light is actually older than the car. the first traffic light was installed in 1868 in london. the first car was driving aroung in 1886.

Vor 2 Monate
Perturbed Batman
Perturbed Batman

E-scooters are so environmentally friendly, people were exceedingly eager to help sea creatures use them as well.

Vor 3 Monate
Paul N
Paul N

@:troll: But users can lose weight on a liquid diet. After they smash their jaw and break both arms because they don't wear protective clothing. ... Yeah I'm a bit late...

Vor 5 Tage
Lego007guy M
Lego007guy M

Gotta recharge those eels

Vor 12 Tage
bodd boward
bodd boward

@A Hyena idk homie watch the video. plenty of negatives in there.

Vor Monat
Alaric Jenssen
Alaric Jenssen

I think it's telling that the biggest problems with scooters (them being left all over the place and used unsafely) is more a problem with people than the scooters themselves.

Vor 3 Monate
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00000014

"Nukes arent the problem its people who launch them" - Alaric Jenssen, shareholder from Bird

Vor 10 Minuten
Hirnfaser
Hirnfaser

@Paul Pinecone as a designer myself, I disagree with this interpretation. I agree that scooters should be designed in a way that riders get the safest experience possible, advocating for safety measures like wearing a helmet (a lot of TIER scooters have helmets included for example), a way to blink, and of course being environmentally friendly too. However, the main issue isn’t safety here, it is vandalism. I believe escooters have issues that need to be fixed but they can have a positive environmental impact. (For example, a recently published study found that privately owned escooters have a positive environmental impact as they are replacing lots of unneccessary car rides.) Oh and talking about safety being drunk: rental services like lime and bolt have started requiring a reaction test when you want to use them late at night, also telling you the dangers of drunk driving. Altho i dont know a study that proves this works, I think this is a great example of how we can design these things better to accommodate for the flaws they have. I often hear the argument, why don’t you just ride your bike? A bike isn’t suitable for lots of people simply because of the facts that they are huge and make you sweat. So people would rather use cars. There are many, many unneccessary fatal bike crashes too. Why not ban bikes? And cars? And planes? Obviously, vandalism needs to go down. We could have save spaces for escooters in cities where you can safely park them without getting in the way. This one is the biggest thing yet to fix. But I believe, the longer the scooters are around, the more ppl ger used to them.

Vor Tag
clray123
clray123

While I've never used the scooters nor do I intend to (why pay someone if I can ride a bike for free), I fully support people who like them, and also fully support fining any vandal who thinks it's proper to damage some other person's or company's property based on some shitty "ideology" they came up with (or more likely, were brainwashed into believing by some competitor/"activist" group).

Vor 3 Tage
X Fade
X Fade

Well, they didn't think of a proper way to fix how you unlock and lock them. Realistically you can only use a spot you have to deliver it to, like some sort of hub. If you haven't delivered it, and dunked it in the ocean, you'd get fined. Basically, dockless is no option.

Vor 3 Tage
The Father in the Cave
The Father in the Cave

@Herkimer Snerd what individualism does to a nation

Vor 6 Tage
Hans Peter
Hans Peter

It seems to me that at least 90% of the problems people are having with these scooters are caused by people having a problem with those scooters. A thing being smashed to trash and thrown into lakes isn't the fault of that thing.

Vor 3 Monate
Lemon
Lemon

I love that the answeres to your comment 100% reflect your point that the problem with scooters are that people have problems with scooters. Idk if there is a scientific term but I've seen countless times how things that are literally doing nothing are becoming a problem because someone is actively pushing it to BE a problem. Somethings, if left alone, would not be that bad but just as with scooters when people start to freak out then it most of the time ends with those things doing more harm then good. Those scooters could have been recycled after their lifespan but rather now the toxic battery is laying in the ocean or is burned completly destroying the possibility of recycling. It's astonishing how some people get so offended by things other people enjoy...

Vor 5 Stunden
Curtis B
Curtis B

@Sketchy Stuff He literally spent an extended period of that section talking about and showing video from them being thrown in the water in France and he didn't name where much of the other videos originated from but noted other areas it was happening. You should fully watch the video you are commenting on before doing so.

Vor 4 Tage
Dr Sylvester Ashling
Dr Sylvester Ashling

@Bill Kong a skateboard is a fast and efficient mode of transport

Vor 6 Tage
Bill Kong
Bill Kong

@Dr Sylvester Ashling bikeshares in china have the same problem. millions abandoned everywhere. Sharing is the part that doesn't work. Toronto has lots of E-scooters and they're fast and efficient modes of transport.

Vor 6 Tage
Sketchy Stuff
Sketchy Stuff

@SketchSlayer They are still being used in Freiburg and Karlsruhe which is where Ive lived for the past 10 years so thats what Im basing my comment on. In Baden-Wurttemburg and the surrounding regions they have been pretty well used and enjoyed. The problem here is more the accidents than people being turds and the video suggests the same since most of what the commenter mentioned like "Being smashed and thrown in lakes" was in the US footage and most of the accidents looked like they were in Europe. Anyway I know what was in the vid but Im just telling you what I saw outside my door with my eye balls.

Vor 7 Tage
Todd Hanson
Todd Hanson

The problem with the scooters is the same as the problem with bicycles in the USA: our cities are not built for them and people have zero respect for other people's property. If you leave it in public it will be stolen and/or vandalized.

Vor 3 Monate
Lemon
Lemon

When I was in Poland Krakau last year there were designated MARKED places to leave the scooters. Just a white framed square with a white scooter pictogram. Most people instinctivly left them there and those places were always full. People are stupid, if left alone and with no real direction then they will just leave the scooter just there where they stop. But this could be evaded by simple means of push and pull. Pull with designated Parking areas for scooters and push with only these parking areas being allowed to park the scooter for free and almost anywhere else it should either be not allowed or cost the person leaving it 1-10€

Vor 5 Stunden
Cantonia Customs
Cantonia Customs

@TechThatLasts I rode my e-bike all over Terre Haute, IN. You're best treating it like a heavily nerfed motorcycle but because it goes so slow, you should be able to walk out of most accidents (that do not involve a car) unscathed.

Vor 4 Tage
TechThatLasts
TechThatLasts

@Jonothan Doezer You seem to be conflating walkable / bikeable / transit-oriented development with "outdoor malls." Those are two completely different things.

Vor 5 Tage
Sketchy Stuff
Sketchy Stuff

@Jonothan Doezer Id still like to see any kind of proof that public transportation is "infinitely dangerous"

Vor 6 Tage
Sketchy Stuff
Sketchy Stuff

@Jonothan Doezer Restored deleted comment: If a city wasnt built around cars then you can still do all those things because they are much more easily accessible. Running errands is not the same hassle it is in the USA because of a vast and efficient public transport network and less travel distances. I can drop by the store, or the dry cleaner, or the post office etc. on my way home because they are all within five minutes of each other and a tram takes me right to my front door. And my walk will be so much more enjoyable. Clen air: It was JUST 2 YEARS AGO that we saw the pictures of cities without all the smog because of the Rona keeping everyone home. Do me a favor and go outside your cities limits, climb to a high place and do a 360. Notice how your city has a borwn haze around it? Thats air pollution buddy. And yeah, its still a thing. Right now Im looking at the air quality (AQI) of the US city Im currently in and oh look "moderate health risk due to high O3. OK, let me check what causes elevated O3 levels - OH ITS CAAAAAARS! Now let me check a European city: "Clean" Anyway, I lived in USA and Germany and visited many other cities and honestly the USA is the worse for quality of life when it comes to daily activities and communting. Anywhere else and anyone can get by easily no matter if they have a car or not making a car a bonus. In the US you MUST buy a car or your life will suck ass. And of course this is by design of the automotive industry. If you love your car then good for you but Ive lived in car and car-free environments and I know which the better option for me.

Vor 6 Tage
Asclepius
Asclepius

I can’t believe people still think flying cars will become a thing when people can’t even be trusted on e scooters

Vor Monat
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

they are beginning now to sell actual flying drones with chairs... they are about 100k... theyre not automated yet but they should be... it would be much easier to automate them than anything on the ground

Vor 7 Stunden
dab_u
dab_u

Flying cars do exist. They have 3 tiny wheels, are ~150m long and are called “planes”.

Vor Tag
Drinkyoghurt
Drinkyoghurt

As an intoxicated person who has used these many times in Berlin I do like them on the weekends, when I'm drunk, just missed my connection and don't want to wait another 30 minutes to cheerfully puke in my own toilet. However, as someone who has ridden many dangerous vehicles like (motor)bikes, skateboards and your mum I'd say these things are the most dangerous. The tiny wheels with the relatively wide steering makes these things into an unstable mess.

Vor 3 Monate
4DVNTR
4DVNTR

What pisses me off about drunk drivers on whatever device isn't the fact that they're annoying as fuck to have in front of you, it's that most of the time sober, proper human beings have to suffer if they go crash into them. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Vor 3 Tage
Shane Erickson
Shane Erickson

@doomer pill np man, if you want some actual advice probably actively look for some form of therapy in your area and try and remove all the edgy sad social media stuff from your life.

Vor 8 Tage
doomer pill
doomer pill

@Shane Erickson wow thanks alcoholism cured

Vor 8 Tage
doomer pill
doomer pill

ok or consider drinking less lol

Vor 8 Tage
Zibbe Zabba
Zibbe Zabba

"The tiny wheels with the relatively wide steering makes these things into an unstable mess." For sure, riding around on one of these pissed as a fart will give you that impression. The trick is not drinking and riding at the same time. Drinking and driving is different, the four wheels stop you from tipping over.

Vor Monat
Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson

I rode an e scooter for the first time after a concert last night. I was waiting for a $30 Uber along with everyone else and saw scooters littered all over a sidewalk. Picked one up without knowing how much it’d cost. Rode it 3 miles home and paid $12. 10/10 They’re fucking fun too.

Vor 26 Tage
KAMILA REEDER
KAMILA REEDER

@Tom Clancy I have a real scooter but was I supposed to carry it with me to the club 😂😂?

Vor Tag
KAMILA REEDER
KAMILA REEDER

@Tom Clancy LoL I cant fucking fit one in my handbag lol ☝️😭😭😂😂

Vor Tag
Dread Walker
Dread Walker

Want to know the fun part? In Nuremberg, Germany, the most expensive scooter you can get is Voi, which charges you 1 euro for the start and then 20 cents per kilometer (32 euro cents per mile?). Then there's Bolt which is dirt fucking cheap at 19 eurocents per kilometer with no start up fee as long as you get no parking complaints. all of the run at a max of 13 mph or 20 kmh. At least in this city or area, I've never heard about people complaining about them, but then again I'm also a driver and discipline in the traffic here is quite good. Voi does have the 6.99 day pass for 9 rides or 250 minutes tho which is excellent for getting around a lot in a day. we also have Lime but they're shit, battery on those are real weak.

Vor 9 Tage
JOE Smith
JOE Smith

@Tom Clancy lol never had a go on a e scooter so would like to try it one time but yea vespa all the way

Vor 10 Tage
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy

@joule400 i get it i get it but I just get real pissed because of these things

Vor 10 Tage
Kaissner
Kaissner

I think the biggest problem with e-scoters is the fact that they are dumping too many of them on every sidewalk, plus as the video said since there is multiple companies competing against each other you have too may scooters and they start to pile up everywhere, people kinda treat them like trash and disposable when there's literal piles of them

Vor Monat
4DVNTR
4DVNTR

I mean, other countries do it too & they don't get as batshit insane as over there does.

Vor 3 Tage
John Kerbaugh
John Kerbaugh

@IljasCustoms how many minutes would you walk and wait for busses though?

Vor 3 Tage
IljasCustoms
IljasCustoms

my biggest problem with them is price. Just to start a ride you need to pay 1€ upfront and then smth like 20 cents every minute. If I take a ride that's 10 minutes I already paid 3€ which is even more than a simple bus ticket for twice the range. If I had to go 30 minutes with that thing, I'd pay more than a whole day ticket for the whole public transport in my city, which is insane.

Vor 6 Tage
Isa-Tube
Isa-Tube

First time I used an E-scooter was with my bf in Paris. We wanted to walk everywhere and avoid the subway as much as possible for the 3 days we were there (You might miss something beautiful). Well.. I got a gigantic blister on the side of my foot and I just couldn't walk as much (I was in so much pain). So we went like 'You know what... let's just try it. It might be fun as well' and we had a blast. There's also rules there as to where you can park your escooter to avoid them being thrown everywhere. If people just use them resposibly it's a wonderful and eco friendly way of transportation.

Vor 14 Tage
BUTANO GAMING
BUTANO GAMING

I'm concerned by how this is, technically, or at least presented as, an alternative individual transportation that makes cities less crowded by cars that people finally seem interested in, but fails at so many departments and ruins the image of alternative transportation, specially when so many people act like the space between buildings exists for cars but hey, the good part is that cities adapting to escooters is the same as adapting to bicycles, so if they finally pay attention and care to do something with that, that can be a positive thing on the long run

Vor 2 Monate
Scrumpy
Scrumpy

“You can’t reinvent the wheel, but with enough venture capital you can try” is pure poetry.

Vor 3 Monate
Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

@Caleb OKAY I been looking into nfts and crypto currency. Sounds like another digitization of currency. Also FBI is proving it's not as secure as people made it out to be

Vor 3 Monate
Bodoczky
Bodoczky

Sure thing, have you heard about Electric Unicycles?

Vor 3 Monate
Johannes Viljoen
Johannes Viljoen

Sounds like a Beatles lyric

Vor 3 Monate
freakbag556
freakbag556

is that how i get rich

Vor 3 Monate
Ben Hall
Ben Hall

It’s really not.

Vor 3 Monate
Guillaume Kaas
Guillaume Kaas

People during CoViD: "Taking the bus is now dangerous. Use our great clean e-scooters!" Me: buys a bike.

Vor 3 Monate
SketchSlayer
SketchSlayer

@Jonothan Doezer I mean it was probably that kid I saw pick up an e-scooter put it sideways across another one and ride off on that other one... kid needed multiple e scooters for whatever he was off to do and didn't need no friends to do it... I still have no clue what he was up to.

Vor 19 Tage
Jonothan Doezer
Jonothan Doezer

You mean, use an e-scooter who you have NO IDEA who was touching it or sneezing all over it before you picked it up!

Vor Monat
javaskull88
javaskull88

They would be absolutely perfect in an area without motor vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians. We should probably exclude horses, as well.

Vor 21 Stunde
hvymtal
hvymtal

I wasn't working as an EMT at the time, but one of my coworkers was, and he has at least two collisions on record of e-scooters crashing into the ambulance One of them was while taking someone to the hospital _WHO WAS INJURED IN AN AUTO VS SCOOTER COLLISION_ Another one had a scooter collide into the ambulance at an incident. Yes. At an incident. _WHEN IT WASN'T MOVING_

Vor 2 Monate
Enzo Perruccio
Enzo Perruccio

I still remember how quickly they came and went in my country. We had Lime, Grin and Movo, all gone after less than 2 years of operation. I guess it was mostly due to vandalism and the fact that the service was a ripoff and nobody used it lol. Most cities aren't really made for e-scooters anyway, so it makes them super impractical and dangerous to ride around.

Vor Monat
Lani Barcelona
Lani Barcelona

My ankles are still recovering from the razor scooter craze of the early 00s.

Vor 3 Monate
sornoff_shotty
sornoff_shotty

I just winced from memory😖

Vor Tag
Maria Neighbor
Maria Neighbor

Oh my god. I have a 50lb escooter and the WHACK to the ankle is a whole other level with that kind of weight behind it 🤣🤣 ive only done it once, while panicking off the sidewalk curb because a dog was tryna attack me (they all hate scooters, will literally run at me from 40ft away to come attack me, its terrible, this is why offleash dogs should be illegal)

Vor Tag
Mike X
Mike X

My tin foil hat is telling me the name razor implies it was all a deliberate, elaborate conspiracy. Fools we were

Vor 7 Tage
God-Emperor Elizabeth II
God-Emperor Elizabeth II

My doctor says that kind of nerve damage isn’t likely to fix itself. Gotta get robot legs bro

Vor 12 Tage
DBD Slender
DBD Slender

My ankles will never recover

Vor 13 Tage
OttOctavius
OttOctavius

Got an escooter myself (Germany) and I'm pretty happy with my purchase (got it for around 2 years now) but by God do I hate most people driving the rental ones, they basically disregard every rule that you have to abide by when driving them (there are strict laws regarding escooters here in Germany) And don't get me started on how those people just throw them on the ground, blocking the path a lot of the times

Vor Monat
fnorgen
fnorgen

Where I live these things have turned out pretty great after the initial years of chaos. I believe the city demanded geo-based speed limiting to keep speeds reasonable in dense areas. Also, the cycle path network is dense and connected enough that you rarely see people scooting fast on the sidewalk or in the street. People still park them like idiots though! That's my main issue with them.

Vor 12 Tage
A Gamer
A Gamer

Im working in a recycling plant atm and one day i found a huge pile of these things (practically brand new) and all it made me think was "Wtf? They're still good, why are they here?" To me it just seems so wasteful to have these things then cast them aside like that.

Vor 3 Monate
Vidalion
Vidalion

They are fun…found out by riding my kids ones. Bikes feel like….bikes, whereas scooters give you much more of the “I can fly (sort of) !”feeling. One thing even California largely lacks is designated bikes/scooter lanes….forcing them either onto roads and next to cars (and causing deaths), or annoying people on uneven sidewalks. If these companies want to do more, they could help invest in nice “bike and scooter only” trails for them…although if not initially designed into neighborhoods, often hard to retro-fit (tough to widen roads in the hip downtown areas.).

Vor Tag
Lukecis
Lukecis

Wow, this movement must have set a record for throwing batteries into the ocean.

Vor 3 Monate
JJ Barajas
JJ Barajas

*Prefect for when you've spent all day working hard throwing used car batteries in the ocean*

Vor 3 Monate
Lin Hisit
Lin Hisit

@PS Wright Yo completely unrelated to anything, but im curious. In greenwood, MS i was sitting behind a wreck, there were cops and people who went out there, whos job it seemed to be just to clean up. Once most of it was gone, just small things like side mirrors and things laying on the road, both groups just started picking up parts and chunking them into the river. I know this had to illegal. But anyways TLDR- who enforces laws about trash disposal and things of that nature? They seem kinda pointless when no one follows them. If ya don't mind me asking a hazmat certifier. 33.51916949841661, -90.20366755338358 Exact google map cord at where it happened i think like, 6 years ago now. lol

Vor 3 Monate
Macedo andante
Macedo andante

@Corvus 360 wow that's good to know 😐

Vor 3 Monate
PS Wright
PS Wright

@Jack Mehov What state do you live in? Because I was a hazmat certifier, and EVERY US state has laws about disposing of trash in its public waters, esp. hazardous materials waste, like batteries. So, tell me your state, and I'll link you the law.

Vor 3 Monate
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

I live in London and got myself an electric unicycle (EUC) a couple of years ago. It's rather minimalist as it's just a wheel with a footplate on either side. It has a range of 50 miles, easily keeps up with suburban traffic and costs about $0.25 to recharge. The wheel itself is about the size of small motorcycle wheel so it easily copes with bumps. I'll admit they're quite hard to learn to ride but they do seems a perfect answer to today's congested cities. I'm almost 60 years old but I'm happy to look for solutions to our congested cities.

Vor 6 Stunden
d4m4s74
d4m4s74

I was in Germany for a week (cologne). I really liked these things to get around. Kind of bad I needed to find out myself that they had indicators and how to use them. I was letting go of the steering wheel to indicate with my hands for the first day

Vor Tag
Carlos Furtado
Carlos Furtado

As a rider of actual bikes and a colleague of many, I can simply say that riding that without a helmet is just asking for an eventual natural selection.

Vor Monat
Vanessa Magick
Vanessa Magick

especially on a scooter, where the vast majority of crashes are you falling straight forward

Vor Monat
George M
George M

I've commuted for two and a half years on my e-scooter. I absolutely don't support "public" ones though - non owners tend not to have any sense, especially how they park them. Unskilled drivers hurt themselves and others. Pains me to see innocent scooters harmed because of the stupid business plan though.

Vor 6 Stunden
Giant Enemy Crab
Giant Enemy Crab

Enough e-scooters. We need highly pollutive inefficient V12 Diesel Scooters with monster truck wheels.

Vor 3 Monate
Yea Nah
Yea Nah

A .5l turbo diesel V8 would be sweet.

Vor 3 Monate
DFX2KX
DFX2KX

you jest, but you can buy a Chiese-made 2-stroke for $100, then some extra for a floor plate adapter as they're meant to go on bikes and not scooters, and get something that'll do 40 all day long and blow oil smoke everywhere while sounding like a pregnant weed whacker. That is a thing that you can (and some people have) do.

Vor 3 Monate
Someone
Someone

@BHBalast Horsepower has nothing to do with pollution, especially if it’s electric. I’m talking about environmental pollution, on which mining, recycling and manufacture has a great impact. Your average diesel car lasts around 5 to 20 years, much more for some. Your average electric bike or scooter lasts at most a single year. Lithium mines, which are required for the manufacture of batteries, are becoming more rare as the material becomes increasingly scarce, not only that, but they are also extremely polluting and those batteries are difficult to recycle. It’s cheaper for people to just dump them somewhere, and they do.

Vor 3 Monate
BHBalast
BHBalast

@Someone How diesel car can be more green than average scooter with like 0.3-0.5 horsepower motor??? And why 39 ppl upvoted this comment without a second thought? How? Give me some evidence please.

Vor 3 Monate
Kornaros
Kornaros

@Георги Паскалев 28L inline 4

Vor 3 Monate
Roland ten Napel
Roland ten Napel

They're classified as bicycles in the Netherlands (as long as they are limited to 45 km/h, which is still rediculously and dangerously fast). Same goes for their bigger, actually scooter-like scooters. In all cases, they have limited parking zones, are actively moved to those zones by the company (forgot the name) when parked outside and require registration with the company if you want to use them (for a fee of course). It pretty much has become a rental service. They are still annoying though, that'll never change 🤣

Vor 30 Minuten
Ty F.
Ty F.

Video is a little old by modern standards but thought I would add my experience. As someone with an electric scooter manufactured all the way back in Oct. of 2018 (battery date), my unit still works fine today. Although it has less miles on it than a typical scooter it's age. It will still go 8 miles on a charge and will still hit it's top speed. After a few obviously safe firmware modifications to it, it has never been better. A battery replacement at 4 years old would cost about $200 or less. Considering up until this point the only money I put into it was to buy it used, I think that is not only reasonable, but actually cheaper than other forms of transportation, like bikes. The battery also works just fine today, so I don't even have to replace it after 4 years. Which makes sense, it uses the same battery tech as phones, which last significantly longer than 2 years as well. This idea that they don't last long or are somehow not easily fixable is founded on information that I believe to be unreliable. Mind you, my model is actually from Xioami and therefore has many years of aftermarket parts available with one of the strongest modification communities behind it as well. But all batteries are made nearly equal now, they all cost about the same and are all fairly easy to replace, even for an end user if they're not stupid on almost all scooters from brands that are not shitty, like Future Motion. Luckily, they don't make scooters so that is one shitty brand you don't have to worry about. So I think for anyone thinking about getting one for work or fun should understand that there is significantly more than goes into them than what is said in this video and you should do your own research and look at reviews from people who work with E-Scooters for a living before you make a decision.

Vor 7 Tage
ådne
ådne

As a previous user of e-scooters, I can say that they’re super fun, but really dangerous. I popped my elbow from falling on one of them, I was driving relatively fast, but responsibly. Even despite my injury, I would still recommend people trying them for fun as long as they never drive up any sharp slopes or drive in traffic.

Vor 4 Tage
Jon Watte
Jon Watte

I actually like picking up a scooter and going where I need to and then parking it. It's much more convenient than buses or trains for shortish trips, and no cars or car parking needed.

Vor 3 Tage
Reloup
Reloup

It really pains me to see those things getting destroyed like that. Don't get me wrong, although the concept is good in theory, the execution and the companies are horrible... But it's sad to see how much we take for granted high tech objects. The lithium had to be mined, transformed, built into a battery (sometimes in unethical ways), the electronics contains numerous precious metals and a lot of toxic stuff too. Yet here we are, with precious ressources going from mines to trash poisoning the environment in only a few months. What a shame

Vor 3 Monate
Алло vv
Алло vv

​@Feisterso you're telling me the dustbussy can really throw it back huh 🥵

Vor 8 Tage
The_Red_Scare Undertale Uchiha
The_Red_Scare Undertale Uchiha

@LithYid Good fallacy there, mate

Vor 12 Tage
KAMILA REEDER
KAMILA REEDER

Ands it mad wasteful like I loved in socal at the time and so many people used them peacefully and left them nicely lined up 😭 it was actually a great thing for me as a teenager in SoCal who couldn't afford a car.

Vor 13 Tage
Âpollo
Âpollo

@Dylan Willis Has a point tho. People complain more often than doing something

Vor 3 Monate
Smitteys86
Smitteys86

The first time these things came to my town I saw it as an obvious good idea... but then I realized not everybody new how to ride scooters, much less well, much less at 12-15 mph. So yeah electric scooters are cool, just not as scattershot mass transport

Vor 3 Monate
Blue★
Blue★

I think most people dont even know how to ride a bike unless they grew up with it. which is rare. As cool as these things are, they are too niche. especially since places that can make use of them are not built pedestrian traffic

Vor Monat
Tumbles
Tumbles

Am I missing something here? What's to stop you just removing the GPS module and stripping it for parts? Must have a nice big powerful battery just waiting to be harvested.

Vor 2 Tage
Art
Art

I rode one about 3 miles to work one time. It was fine but the small wheels mean potholes are terrifying. Bikes feel far more secure .

Vor Tag
Wiktor Jeżeł
Wiktor Jeżeł

I literally live in a small town in the middle of nowhere where you can get from one end of the city to the other walking in like an hour, yet lime still somehow thought that pushing their scooters here is a good idea. I can't think of anyone who would use these. Maybe some kids going to school, but the city has only two age groups: Old people who lived here for their entire life - These people won't use scooters because... They just won't. Old people and scooters don't go along. Young people who were born here and probably just want to leave the town, but are unable because of limitations in money - These people won't use scooters, because they are kinda too expensive for them (this is more of economic situation in country than scooter fault), and there's a (shitty) public transport system which for like half a year now is literally free. The only group which maybe would use scooters are teens going to/from school, but even then usually live across the street from their schools so... Just why? What is the use of these things?

Vor Tag
Oliver Vaughan
Oliver Vaughan

I'll say the danger comes from a few things: 1) not being separated from other traffic. this is the same problems bicycles have had since the invention of the motor car which is they are too slow for roads but too fast for pavements. This could have already been solved by having segregated bicycle infrastructure the scooters were able to use. Car drivers in most cities are undertrained as it is in dealing with small fast moving objects like bicycles existing in their space as it is 2) unlike said bicycle where you start off slowish and gradually get faster as your fitness increases giving you time to adjust the electric scooters give you full speed straight away allowing anyone with a credit card and no braincells to access fatal speeds 3) Bicycles large wheels often mean they are able to ride over many smaller obstacles/ potholes that would otherwise throw scooter riders off 3) bicycle users generally own their bicycles and therefore are more cautious as it's their own property. they also tend to own the relevant safety equipment (i.e. a helmet) and tend to wear it as it makes sense to invest in a helmet if you ride everyday but it doesn't if you are a casual scooter user EDIT: My main point here was the E-scooter/ electric bicycle is absolutely a great option for the future of personal transport but it needs proper infrastructure to do their jobs. Something cyclists have been asking for years and now the powers that be have decided it's easier to just ban the "problem" than dismantle the cult of the automobile

Vor 3 Monate
DFX2KX
DFX2KX

@Jarthen Greenmeadow "Cult of the Automobile" isn't entirely off-base. We're not talking using a car to go 30 miles to the next town, but people using a car to drive 2 miles to get a sandwich, which my out-of-shape backside can manage in about 5 minutes on my unpowered pedal bike. We use cars a LOT here in the states. As to the practicality of scooters: A few companies make them with larger bicycle-sized wheels, which can accept a bicycle-class hub motor and you can slap a battery on it for about the same price as what you'd get at a department store. It'll tolerate potholes a lot more and usually has better brakes besides. E-bicycles, though, have stronger frames and can take larger motors (even 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines if you're not in Cali, lol. 2-5hp go brrr). That lets E-bikes go fast enough to keep up with traffic... Not that people don't casually speed *on the sidewalk* in my town. plenty of that going on. Not all places where cycling is popular require or even regularly use helmets (see: The Netherlands), but it should be noted they tend not to ride as fast we in the US do. the separation of traffic is a problem. we have super-wide sidewalks to give bikes room to go around pedestrians, but even still, I've seen groups of folks insist on taking up the entirety of a 10 foot wide sidewalk while walking as slow as possible. it's infuriating. keeping an EV running requires a particular skill-set, one that's not exactly common. owning your own also means you're more likely to figure out how to keep your investment in good shape, which means not riding like a lunatic because that's hard on the controller and especially the battery. Some of the scooter market in my town got met with E-longboards instead. I've never ridden one, but it'd be fun to try, I wager I'd end up in the bushes, though.

Vor 3 Monate
patrick gardner
patrick gardner

@Tom Bee in my area, a bird costs more than a Uber ot lyft. No bike lanes, but its still illegal to ride on the sidewalk. Plus nobody seems to know how drive where I live either

Vor 3 Monate
Tom Bee
Tom Bee

@patrick gardner taxis are quite expensive where I am so the equivalent of a dollar or two at each end of the public transport journey is way cheaper for me. Plus having dedicated bike lanes everywhere makes it pretty safe and convenient. I just hope the cities where these scooters don't work so well, don't impact the places where they do.

Vor 3 Monate
patrick gardner
patrick gardner

@Tom Bee yeah, unfortunately the cost of even a short trip has now become around the same price as a taxi ride. I partly blame my city

Vor 3 Monate
Two Minutes Studios
Two Minutes Studios

@Scientist Walter like highways?

Vor 3 Monate
HairEEck
HairEEck

Out of all the things Marseille is known for I would not have expected to hear it's name in a documentary on electric scooters. It's a nice change. Although it's a shame you missed the photo of a french protester throwing a lime scooter at a cop that was threatening him with a gun.

Vor 15 Tage
Benni
Benni

The main advantage for escooters is their portability. They can unlike the be used in conjunction with public transport. In germany at least you are very often not allowed to take one on the bus, but a foldable scooter will work fine.

Vor 22 Stunden
KING-GALE
KING-GALE

Strange thing I noticed, E-scooters have been big in latvia for a while, I had never even seen one in the UK, when I got back they were suddenly everywhere

Vor 21 Stunde
Granularity
Granularity

17:30 covid stopped their plans?! The roads and pavements of the UK were mostly empty; the safest, best time to try and get people hooked on this alt transport method. Plenty of people still needed to get around and were afraid of sharing buses and trains.

Vor 15 Tage
Cycle Calm
Cycle Calm

Only 5 minutes in and this already looks to be more comprehensive and balanced than others I've seen on the topics

Vor 3 Monate
GuidedExplosiveProjectileGun
GuidedExplosiveProjectileGun

@AxxL Hows your 15 girlfriends doing?

Vor 3 Monate
Sam A
Sam A

@Pedestrian Realist comment ever lol

Vor 3 Monate
Jan Jaap van der Baap
Jan Jaap van der Baap

@AxxL TELL US WHO ASKED!

Vor 3 Monate
Bootlegged moonshine
Bootlegged moonshine

@AxxL who

Vor 3 Monate
The Tomb Raider
The Tomb Raider

@AxxL 👀 who asked 👀

Vor 3 Monate
Vikanuck
Vikanuck

I genuinely appreciate how compared almost to every other YouTuber out there right now, you really don’t take yourself or the subject matter too seriously, but still do an amazing job at building a narrative and telling a story that just drags you in lol. That’s what this channels about; people with truly ‘electric’ and entertaining personalities, not people who are just convinced that’s what they have and deserve to be famous for it cuz their mirrors told them so lol 😆🤦🏻‍♂️

Vor 7 Tage
H! H?
H! H?

What a beautiful comedy sketch xD Loved the humorous in the video and of course the information presented

Vor 6 Tage
ItzJustKris
ItzJustKris

I remember how fun these were when I went to a big city with them …apparently breaking them is quite popular

Vor 13 Tage
Greg
Greg

In Italy it's like the opposite. The scooters are usually kept in order in the street, few people still vandalized them and certain parts of the city have speed limit. I think we can all agree that the problem are the people, not the scooters. In the video you make it look like it's the scooter' fault, they are not dangerous, people who use unproperly are. :(

Vor 11 Tage
Glowie
Glowie

the problem will always be the people

Vor 5 Tage
john parks
john parks

Humans with technology: “We must advance this and progress our knowledge” Humanity as a whole at the sight of the scooters: hAIrLesS mOnkE sMaSh

Vor 3 Monate
William Morey-Baker
William Morey-Baker

the problem is people are riding on sidewalks and crashing into people, and when they ride on the streets they are getting hit by cars.... bike infrastructure would have solved this...

Vor Monat
Bob H
Bob H

To be fair, the technological adancement in these scooters is something akin to sticking a clock on a pen.

Vor Monat
Robin Rasmussen
Robin Rasmussen

@TheLoneSculler I wonder if it originaly is from men in black

Vor 2 Monate
TheLoneSculler
TheLoneSculler

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

Vor 3 Monate
j g
j g

Unfortunately, a few idiots make everyone look bad

Vor 3 Monate
Bob H
Bob H

This has a very Brass Eye feel to it I wasn't expecting. Well grumbled. I also found the comment about the obsequiousness of Britons very accurate and it caused me equally moderate pain and humour.

Vor Monat
TheBurgerkrieg
TheBurgerkrieg

I remember going to Cologne in 2019 after not having been there for a few years and literally everything was plastered with these. I had never seen or heard about them before, but suddenly they were blocking every sidewalk in this major European metropolis. Absolutely surreal experience.

Vor 3 Monate
Sara G.
Sara G.

In the meantime more than 500 got thrown into the Rhine

Vor 3 Monate
Oliver Douglas
Oliver Douglas

E scooters have so much potential to be a sustainable transport option. A scooter is always going to have a lower impact than a 2 ton chunk of metal. The only thing that holds them back are irresponsible customers

Vor 5 Tage
Diverting Tales
Diverting Tales

That junk of metal can carry a lot more people, protects you from the elements and is usable for a lot longer and is long distance. You have cars going for 10-20 years depending on the care taken while bought scooters hold up around 3 years maybe a bit longer by good use but they are hard to repair in comparison to cars. Meaning in the time you own one car you can go through multiple scooters. You could say if people don’t use cars as a disposable luxury items to signal status it can also be a lot less harmful. At least that’s mainly only done by the upper middle class. Try transporting small children with a scooter or old people with mobility issues (a number increasing in the Western world). The amount of people wanting to reduce cars while not realizing that we have a lot of old people (the number rising) that need cars because public transportation can be actually impractical and almost impossible for them to use is fascinating. It shows the lack of care for the old in our society because we don’t think about how we will be old. The Scooter really only works for a specific group of people at a specific age range as something practical and for them it’s great. It for sure shouldn’t be a rental option on street corners for every idiot to use because that’s what turns it into a disposable toy. A lot of comments under this video are people describing how they use them when they are drunk as a cheap alternative to Uber and obviously they would. It’s like a rental car company parking open cars on the street walk for use next to a bar (how he says in the video). We always and rightfully complain about destroying ecosystems but throwing these scooters into cities harms the very fragile ecosystem of those cities. The amount of accidents and brain damage related to them also isn’t helpful. Imagine your kid having brain damage because of a escooter. One of the clips in the videos shows how one idiot slides almost into an old lady. There is way to many people crashing into older people on the street walk who don’t have the reaction time to get out of the way.

Vor Tag
Colton Stertz
Colton Stertz

I lived in Minneapolis and the scooters were incredible. College kids and people finding alternative commutes to work mostly. There wasn’t that many of them but you could always find 1-2 within a couple blocks of you. Not sure what all the hate was about but maybe Minneapolis just had better regulation on it to stop people from ruining a good thing.

Vor 16 Stunden
Evan Edinger
Evan Edinger

Id much prefer more ebikes around as long as they’re not crazy priced.

Vor 3 Monate
juboraj hossain
juboraj hossain

@nochtczar they are are bike not in a car

Vor Monat
BlueyTG
BlueyTG

@Warden Potato A lot of Ebikes have a removable battery though, pop off the battery and it'll be as stealable as a normal expensive bikes that is too heavy to be pedal. You can custom it to look like an average looking bike if u want.

Vor 3 Monate
Warden Potato
Warden Potato

@My new channel ha yeah sorry about the confusion totally forgot about the video when I got a notification for a reply, well yeah my advice pov is mostly towards privately owned foldable escooters from the perspective of my own country which does allow them as hand luggage given the condition it's folden and tucked away. My main difference in the perception of theft is that if you always keep it with you it won't get stolen and that this task is a lot easier with a folded private escooter than an ebike. If you're taking rental ebike and rental escooter then yeah theft is pretty much the same but I do believe in the context of private ownership this changes dramatically. And it's true trains do allow bikes but over here they only allow them outside rush hour and with a extra expensive ticket which ruins it for most people unless you get a folding bike which doesn't have those restrictions out on it, but then you're basically having a escooter sized folding bike which makes them kinda the same in practice.

Vor 3 Monate
My new channel
My new channel

@Warden Potato well the video was about escooters lol. Also not all escooters can be folded or easily carried (such as the rental escooters mentioned in this video). Also not all cities allow escooters on trains... but they often do allow bikes. I recently worked for Lime, and they have both rental e-scooters and rental e-bikes all around London. Either one could be stolen just as easily as the other, but they both have built in GPS to track them and they both require to be unlocked with the app to use them

Vor 3 Monate
Warden Potato
Warden Potato

@My new channel oh sorry since you said scooter I assumed you meant the typical gas scooter, but to respond on your reply you're legally required over here to insure, register, license plate and get a driver's license for yes your e scooter, so even though I misunderstood at first the point still stands (not that anyone actually follows the law though, never seen someone actually bother to do this) but that brings me onto my second point, you can take a escooter into the train, into McDonald's, into the office right there under your desk or bus chair, try doing that with the ebike you will have to park at the train station for 8 hours, it'll be gone.

Vor 3 Monate
Xenth
Xenth

I don't think I laughed this hard in a while. Keep it up!

Vor 2 Monate
Mike Shyguy
Mike Shyguy

I live in a relatively small town and I bought my own. Following traffic signs and riding in the same direction as them helps a lot. It is a pain when something does break on it(which isn't very often), but when I'm riding it to work or to hang out with friends it's a big help and saves money during these high petrol prices and having to get an Uber.

Vor 10 Tage
Giant Asparagus
Giant Asparagus

Imagine being so insecure you need to damage electric scooters to make yourself feel better. I love renting these whenever I go to new cities. User error will happen regardless of what a person might be riding. It's hilarious but also sad to see how threatened and salty people get. This is what happens when people dont have enough hobbies and turn into coNceRnEd ciTiZeNs smh

Vor 3 Monate
Steve Lucky
Steve Lucky

Kids now and days will never know the character building exercise of randomly having a hot piece of metal slamming into your ankle at an unpleasant speed. Thankfully they can still know what it’s like to misjudged the size of a crack and go flying forward over the handlebars.

Vor 2 Tage
Flashter
Flashter

I get that there was way too many scooters, but I find it more messed up that hundreds of people filmed themselves throwing alternative transportation into the ocean

Vor 3 Monate
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

people fueled this hatred by praising scooters as the peak of civilization and the solution to everything from japans growth crisis to pattern male baldness

Vor 7 Stunden
Cameron Cook
Cameron Cook

@Tuxfanturnip What we’re you trying to say. Like what was your point?

Vor 14 Stunden
Cat
Cat

exactly i liked it more when people in spain or mexico gathered hundreds of scooters to burn them on a 10meter high pile lol

Vor 18 Stunden
57thorns
57thorns

@Marton Szasz The scooters are the property of the companies, just like the owner of a cars is responsible for paying parket tickets, so these companies should be fined for the cost to impound scooters that are left in the wrong place.

Vor 2 Tage
4DVNTR
4DVNTR

I find this video very entertaining, though saying that a scooter is hard to fix is kind of far fetched.

Vor 3 Tage
Joe Horvath
Joe Horvath

Bird came to our town of 60k last year, holy crap was it a freaking nightmare to begin with, obviously the problem is with human behavior not so much the machines themselves. Enforcement seems to be a problem, but people seem to be a little more well behaved this spring.

Vor Tag
Boaty McBoatface
Boaty McBoatface

All they really need to do is to manage the means of distribution. NO to drive share companies providing weapons in the hands of drunken thrill seekers, and YES to private ownership. The acid test should be within the native biking community, and if it’s acceptable amongst the people that know the road rules then you can open up to all and sundry. It’s almost like governments really dgaf about what’s actually going on.

Vor 3 Monate
Pingo
Pingo

Every time there was an argument against e-scooters a small voice in the back of my head just went: “but they are fun!” 😅

Vor 11 Tage
H Dervish
H Dervish

When the lockdown started, the busses in my hometown stopped running at 5. I worked until 530. Those scooters were my savior. That being said, it's still super obnoxious when they're just laying all over the sidewalk, especially in historic areas

Vor 3 Monate
Blue★
Blue★

@2022 studies there are several locations near me. all the scootrs are literally just piledon the floor. That isnt really a solution as you can take the pick, then knock it over anyway. And if you think people wont then you have a greater faith in humanity that is sadly not the reality. If you dont knock it over someone else is going to. THey need a hard spot to lock to otherwise it is an unsolvable problem.

Vor Monat
MrBCRC
MrBCRC

@Charisma Hornum-Fries The supermarket comment is interesting. Given the scooter owner is probably using it as a shopping trolley or cart and it takes up less space than an actually trolley then they're doing you a favour. But it's the 2020's when hate exceeds common sense so there is nothing surprising really.

Vor Monat
LooseDaddy
LooseDaddy

@A Hyena true true true. Very valid and good points!

Vor Monat
A Hyena
A Hyena

@LooseDaddy Well, a bonus of scooters is they tend to have a smaller profile and size, and some models are even foldable to make it easy to carry around and pack away if you get one of your own. A bike is a lot more clunky, and you can't really just carry it around with you as easily, not to mention additional maintence with bike chains if those get loose or break. And if ya don't mind the slower speed, you can also get a kick scooter, so then there's no worry of having to keep it charged up either as those E-scooters would require.

Vor Monat
Ano Nony
Ano Nony

It's a good thing they did that, everyone knows that covid wakes up after 5:00 so if we only take the bus until 5:00 there's no way it can get us

Vor Monat
Triaxelon Gd
Triaxelon Gd

I can only say what happened in austria, but: the first few years were indeed chaos here too. But with time people who were destroying theese things stopped and most people now know how and where to ride them and they became a part of nornal daily commute here in Vienna. What im trying to say, with time people started appreciateting the convinience they bring and respecting them way more ( still doesn't mean there won't be one lying on the sidewalk, but not too bad anymore). Also helps alot that they are actually forbidden to be ridden on the sidewalk, just like bikes and the police does check bike lanes from time to time. So with time they should become part of normal traffic anywhere.

Vor 6 Tage
Mary Crawford
Mary Crawford

My first interaction with Lime was back when they were doing LimeBikes, which was literally just the same concept but with bikes (I think they do e-bikes now, but these were just normal, non-powered ones). They were everywhere on my campus for a couple of years. At first they felt like a godsend--they made getting between classes a lot easier. But as time went on, things just started getting worse and worse. First of all, they had the exact same thing as the scooters where people would just dump them anywhere, which was really annoying, but that was the least of their problems. There were always technical issues. Sometimes you couldn't successfully scan in to start your ride (which was awesome when you had class all the way across campus in 10 minutes, as you can imagine), or other times the timer wouldn't shut off after you were done. A lot of the bikes were just perpetually shown as "under maintenance" even though nobody was maintaining them. You'd constantly find bikes that were missing parts--I have a memory of riding two miles in cold weather on a LimeBike with only one pedal. They were harder to vandalize than the scooters, but people did it anyway. You'd get people breaking them, stealing parts, intentionally putting them in inaccessible places. I think some guys stole like 20 of them and kept them in their dorm basement. As you can imagine, that made it a lot harder to find one when you were in a hurry, so it quickly stopped being a reliable option for actually getting around. Anyway, a few years in they totally shut down the LimeBike program to go all in on the e-scooters. I've never used them, but I can't imagine the service has gotten any better.

Vor 14 Tage
Stitches
Stitches

I have 2 scooters. My first barely had the range to get to and from work, and I had to go 10mph half of the way each way on the pavement in order to make the trip. So the pavements deformed by tree roots and students smashing glass bottle pretty much required something a little better. After fixing up my first scooter, I now have a spare so I can ride with a friend. I've had to do some repair work due to a couple of minor issues, and then the unsigned open manhole cover. Fortunately, I realised that my 26mph scooter would require a pretty decent helmet before I started riding it, so the helmet did its job. Dislocated shoulder tho. And I still love my scooter. And they're not so hard to fix. We'll all be maintaining our own scooters in a few years. I hate the rental scooter though. If they're causing an obstruction, I generally remove the obstruction with extreme prejudice. Rentals are litter. Nothing more. And people ride like idiots, that's the other thing. People don't wanna learn anything, they just get on and go, often 2 to a scooter. Or full speed on the pavement. Private ownership is the only real way to go. So fellow brits: if the cops try to stop you: DON'T. Just learn how to ride responsibly.

Vor 8 Tage
AStupidlyLongNameThatsLongerThanMyPreviousNameLolz
AStupidlyLongNameThatsLongerThanMyPreviousNameLolz

A city that is scooter friendly doesn't need a scooter since there's like thousand other alternatives. A city that isnt a scooter friendly city is going to be worse.

Vor 2 Tage
Kafka
Kafka

Right before e-scooters, stockholm had a functional system called citybikes, with bus stop like stands where you scanned your card (30EUR/year) to unlock a bike, and to end the ride you had to lock it into another bus stop-like, clear channel bike stand. it was sponsored by the city and it was amazing

Vor 3 Monate
hucklebucklin
hucklebucklin

@Lankius Pankius dublin bikes are definitely affiliated with dublin city council theres a few private company ones too like bleeper bikes and one I've seen around with rentable pedalecs but no rented scooter service!

Vor 17 Tage
svampekake
svampekake

My city had no problem with transportation but e scoters still came it’s so annoying

Vor 3 Monate
Lankius Pankius
Lankius Pankius

Dublin’s got them, though I haven’t a clue if it’s sponsored by the city

Vor 3 Monate
Gordon
Gordon

There are still in a lot of cities around sweden, but i guess the scooters are more convenient to unlock and also no need to put in work.

Vor 3 Monate
CAESARbonds
CAESARbonds

germany has a similar system, and still the bored youth deliberately destroys these bikes, shared services won't work with modern society.

Vor 3 Monate
Jasper Puccinelli
Jasper Puccinelli

Man I just watched everyone of your videos today while working and it was hard not to pull away from my duty’s to pay full attention this is so funny and well edited I intend on watching them all again, very very underrated

Vor 3 Monate
Patrick
Patrick

thanks for making the ultimate e-scooter video... these companies are a fucking scourge on our planet...

Vor 2 Tage
James Porter
James Porter

I like that when he talks about how scooters have your head higher from the ground which makes them more dangerous. And then immediately shows someone biking with their head even higher up from the ground

Vor 14 Tage
CosmicLeo
CosmicLeo

When it came to all the damage those scooters got, I guess you could say there were a lot of “crippled birds” and “rotting limes” around.

Vor Monat
nbaumg
nbaumg

i lived downtown for 3 years and loved these things. I preferred walking normally but it was nice to have the option if I was late or tired

Vor Monat
FutureLaugh
FutureLaugh

when i visit miami, they are everywhere and its hella fun. The streets of miami were never intended on normal people walking on them, so its a bit exhilirating riding a very fast scooter on the broken down side walk of what used to be chalk outlined bodies- now surrounded by gentrified condos. The only bad part about them are the people that use them and leave them everywhere like apes. I parked mine like a decent human being which breathes primarily from my nostrils, but everyone else dumps them wherever they last felt the impulse.

Vor 3 Monate
DEEDSHOT R
DEEDSHOT R

"let's invent a worse version of a bike that needs to be charged constantly and breaks in 5 months"

Vor 6 Tage
Sera the Educated Feline
Sera the Educated Feline

When I was a kid my friend had something along these lines (and e-scooter with a seat). I gave it a go once, the thing shot out from under me into a wall. I think I’ll stick with bikes.

Vor 2 Monate
m
m

“Basically pedestrians have become the bowling pins of Santa Monica” gave me a small chuckle. I feel kinda bad

Vor 3 Monate
H Dervish
H Dervish

Neither pedestrians nor drivers have a great track record for paying attention to their surroundings

Vor 3 Monate
DeathDreams
DeathDreams

To be fair, pedestrians have always been bowling pins in America ever since cars became prevalent, but now e-scooters are joining in on the fun

Vor 3 Monate
Smack
Smack

Glad I watched this! Love the mention of HAMILTON NZ. I've seen sooo many dumped in local gullies, creeks and the river... University students used these to stunt off roofs into pools..

Vor 3 Monate
Richard R
Richard R

Hamilton was the worst single place I visited in the 3 weeks I spent travelling NZ, it was horrible!

Vor 3 Monate
Ryan V
Ryan V

Don’t drink and scooter. More PSA like that need put out.

Vor 2 Monate
Relax Harder
Relax Harder

Same thing happened in Austin, a friend of mine got hit by a drunk driver riding one and died, the next week I saw another friend of mine saw someone get hit and die again.

Vor Tag
SteakOnSpear
SteakOnSpear

E-scooters are amazing. Such an easy and convenient way to get around when you are in a new city where you don't have a bicycle or car. Most cities have bike lanes anyway so it's not an issue for pedestrians and cars. Maybe not in Murica but who cares.

Vor 14 Tage
nÄsh
nÄsh

I'm a radiographer. There was guy who had injured himself while intoxicated with an e-scooter (first e-scooter accident I scanned). Some cab driver had found him laying in the streets. He had a big epidural hemorrhage in his brain and they had to open and remove a part of his skull to save his life.

Vor 3 Monate
IljasCustoms
IljasCustoms

​@elobiretv also, if you're riding a bike there's still about 30-40 cm of wheel in front of you. With a scooter your head is the first thing that will impact whatever the f**k you're hitting.

Vor 6 Tage
elobiretv
elobiretv

@Donald Johnson not really, like the guy in the video said you are higher up on a scooter so head injuries can be worse.

Vor 12 Tage
Donald Johnson
Donald Johnson

That type of injury is identical to someone who is riding a bike without a helmet and crashes, your anecdote is completely meaningless.

Vor Monat
samuel glover
samuel glover

Darwin applauds.

Vor 3 Monate
nÄsh
nÄsh

@Saqlain Siddiqui Yes, but he had a long rehabilitation period. It will likely affect his cognitive abilities.

Vor 3 Monate
Ford Prefect
Ford Prefect

If they're used by a limited number of skilled responsible riders then I'm OK with an E-Scooter. But used by the masses? No bloody way.

Vor 6 Tage
Tridaak
Tridaak

These made tourism a lot easier for me and my brother a couple of years ago, I do agree there's too many and there's lots of people driving recklessly, but they were extremely convenient for us and saved us time and money (as compared to using Uber or riding the bus). I think if there was infrastructure for this, they would be great but many cities are not even safe for bikes, and much less so for e-scooters. Not that e-scooters are more unsafe (for an experienced driver + with necessary equipment), I personally think it's a coin toss between bikes and e-scooters, but e-scooters being available to rent via an app gives people low cost to entry and because it's something you just get on for convenience when you're already out and about, often not planned, you are less likely to have safety gear such as a helmet. That bit poses a problem.

Vor 8 Tage
Bob Cogley
Bob Cogley

I'm moving to NYC and I had been considering getting an e-scooter, but not anymore :) Thank you for saving me, Ordinary Things!

Vor 15 Tage
WaffleSSSSSPLUS
WaffleSSSSSPLUS

vandalism and reckless riding is the cause of the failure, no enforcement and prosecution let the whole thing go out of control with no way to recoup. people are scum and without beating the scum out of them will never work.

Vor Tag
dan
dan

I feel like there's two points that could have been mentioned in the vid: 1) The program that Lime had where you could pay a set amount of cash to 'own' one of their scooters and get a cut of all the rides on it, then after a period of time you had the option to either purchase it for yourself or it just became your property automatically (I can't remember, the idea was so ludicrous that I couldn't get to the end without laughing). A fantastic way to lose money and get a 6 months of constant wear-and-tear scooter for yourself afterwards. 2) The promo codes for rollout of new cities were not region locked. If somebody from, say, Barcelona, scouted some free unlocks or ride promo codes and sent them out globally, everyone could participate. Before Lime realized and started locking the codes out, people would get a good couple of hours for free. Because y'know, it's 2020, we haven't exactly figured out how that internet thing works yet.

Vor 3 Monate
DanTheMan
DanTheMan

@SynthxBulgarians sure know how to make a joke :D

Vor 3 Monate
Synthx
Synthx

When they were dropped here in Sofia Bulgaria, in just two days you could see "lime trees" in the city park with scooters hanging from branches.

Vor 3 Monate
Vyl Bird
Vyl Bird

Does it assume that your scooter will survive the period?

Vor 3 Monate
Aaron Bob
Aaron Bob

They introduced these in my town. A few months after their introduction someone "parked" one on the freeway and a motorcycle hit it in the middle of the night killing the rider.

Vor Monat
Nick Bensema
Nick Bensema

My city still has Bird scooters. A few years ago, we had three different dockless rental bike companies, and I miss those. And for much longer than that, we had municipally-supported docked rental bikes that were impossible to unlock because they depended on keypads that didn't work and LCD screens that broke down in our sweltering summer heat.

Vor 3 Monate
DaviddriveZ
DaviddriveZ

I used to fix these scooters, it was such a garbage job that sometimes I’m tempted to teach the homeless how to break into them…

Vor 4 Tage
sparx0s
sparx0s

I had a high speed razor scooter deck to the ankle once. I became immune to all external ankle damage

Vor 2 Monate
Some Dogs Are Cops
Some Dogs Are Cops

The feeling of stumbling onto a new channel that's binge worthy is so rare on YouTube these days. Feels good, thanks bud.

Vor 3 Monate
Razza Anonymous
Razza Anonymous

@Zach They deserve it for being poor

Vor 3 Monate
Skeletal Remains
Skeletal Remains

Dog cops get ptsd.

Vor 3 Monate
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

He’s good right

Vor 3 Monate
Anders Husmo
Anders Husmo

I stumbled upon this channel like I stumble over e-scooters strewn about on the sidewalk.

Vor 3 Monate
techtron
techtron

Great video, very in-depth and educational!

Vor 25 Tage
Jack Daniel
Jack Daniel

I’m glad that I can’t remember this. I must’ve been a young teen who didn’t drive yet, because this would’ve given me PTSD behind the wheel if I had driven at the time.

Vor 2 Monate
ZSnow 4
ZSnow 4

"Scooters also lack the suspension of a bike..." Shows a bike that has no suspension as an example 😂

Vor Monat
User name
User name

Inflatable tires and soft seats on a frame give enough dampening to count as a sort of suspension, a metal board on hard rubber tires on the other hand, yeah not much dampening going on there...

Vor 3 Tage
Dread Walker
Dread Walker

These scooter are in majority fitted with full rubber tires, which are absolutely horrible for using them on anything else then good asphalt. Bikes have at least 2 ways of diminishing vibrations and shock which is air inflated tires and the seats themselves (being most times fitted with either springs or being made of gel or other soft materials), then you have front shock absorbers and the in-frame shock/spring combo. Even only having the tires and seat only, it mitigates a lot of the high frequency vibrations , which are the ones proven to have real long term effects on joints and bones.

Vor 9 Tage
TheRealUnconnected
TheRealUnconnected

Great video. I ride a scooter daily to work and it’s the best. Bicycles are ok and are safer but your legs get very dirty in bad weather, on a scooter you stand up above the wheels and I can ride in the rain without being splashed with mud. The simple thing is not to throw the baby out with the bath water - we don’t need public rentals, we just need legalisation for private use.

Vor 5 Tage
Kostarados
Kostarados

I found e-scooters fun to ride in cities with paved roads. But in Europe, many of the city centers have setts, cobblestones or other stone pavements. Not only does this shake your organs into a smoothie, but thanks to the small wheels of e-scooters, any rough patch can launch you right into the stratosphere.

Vor 3 Monate
Smokey
Smokey

i have a "speedway 5" no problems with it good suspensions and air filled big tires, even better is the "Zero 10x" its a very smooth ride

Vor 2 Tage
Julien Caretti
Julien Caretti

Yeah, here in France our cities are incompatible with that double wheeled sh*tstorm modernity

Vor 2 Tage
Javascript Kiddie
Javascript Kiddie

@DerStrohmann they're relatively new so there are no laws for them. There used to be a time when you could drive a car without a license too.

Vor 3 Tage
DerStrohmann
DerStrohmann

Oh and remind us all how you got your Food, Clothes and what else? Are those these so called "Lasten Fahrräder" that bring those to you?

Vor 3 Tage
DerStrohmann
DerStrohmann

@Pingo Speed Limits on the Autobahn is not only unsafe it is even harsher for the Environment. I assume you dont own a car? Any dont mix "legal" with "illegal". Stupid Anti gun narrativ. Based on criminals with "illegal" weapons. This is a strawman Argument.

Vor 3 Tage
Stephen Scutt
Stephen Scutt

Yaaay great video. I love my Kugoo M4. It has a seat and because I have mobility issues it can really help with getting around in South East London (where I live ). Thanks for the vid matey. You show both sides of the argument and give plenty of info. Excellent work!

Vor 3 Monate
Grasshopper K
Grasshopper K

15:10 Car rental companies are partially responsible for the actions of drivers they lease their cars to. Which is a better comparison.

Vor 10 Tage
Slamoto
Slamoto

While i do understand the outrage of a Scooter floading i cannot understand why you throw it into a lake. If you dont want to have it , The fish wont either.

Vor 3 Monate
BeegChungus
BeegChungus

One time I was stranded in San Diego after the buses stopped running at night and didn’t want to pay a crapload for an Uber so I rode a scooter across the entirety of San Diego

Vor 8 Tage

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