Electric Scooter
As Semi-Human Powered Transport
A San Francisco Problem

A motorized scooter (also gas scooter) is a powered stand-up scooter using a small utility gas engine or electric motor. These scooters are generally designed with a large "deck" in the center on which the operator may stand. [from wikipedia]
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Tossed In Bay
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(Date Photographed: 09:19:16 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Tuesday 5 June 2018)
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Some wag had tossed one of the new electric scooters into the bay next to the Embarcadero. This illustates one of the problems with which the city must contend. Scooters are left in all kinds of bad places, such as blocking a sidewalk or the entry to a store.


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Two Scooters
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(Date Photographed: 09:48:43 Sunday 6 May 2018)
(Date Published: Tuesday 5 June 2018)
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Two scooters stood side by side on the sidewalk behind the Westfield Center.


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Curious Folk
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(Date Photographed: 10:02:32 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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Curious folk investigated two scooters parked next to the Embarcadero Center.


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One Scooter
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(Date Photographed: 16:20:20 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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One scooter was parked on the sidewalk beside the Temporary Transbay Terminal.


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Instructions
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(Date Photographed: 16:20:50 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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Instructions were printed on the inside face of the steering column. It was a, "Lime-S," which you needed to "Park properly (ie. by the curbside)" and "DO NOT Block sidewalk or traffic," and must be "18+ years old to ride for safety."


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QR Code
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(Date Photographed: 16:21:32 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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One had to use an appropriate ap to scan the QR code on top of the steering column to unlock the scooter for riding.


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Man With Phone
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(Date Photographed: 16:21:32 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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A man looked at his phone while bent over one of three scooters parked outside the Greyhound Bus office. If he were to walk off, these scooters would partly block the sidewalk.


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$1 To Start
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(Date Photographed: 16:24:43 Sunday 6 May 2018)
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A sign was painted on the standing surface of the scooter. It read, "$1 To Start."


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