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#21 harrytom

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:39 AM

Yes the law states one must wear a cycle helmet while on cycle. Now my problem is how do you enforce it,how can a ticket be issued for no helmet when no licence/id required,so the old bobby writes a ticket ,i give him false name etc as I have no id then what,a bunch of $100 tickets go unpaid.

As for these scooter things that can do 30kph dont like their chances of getting past me on footpath without falling off :razz: once again the law quiet clearly states a cycle must not be ridden on footpaths except cycle lanes obey road rules etc so why should a green elec scooter get dispensation?


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:19 PM

Quite so, Harrytom.
I think the government got caught with their collective pants down over the introduction of these scooters. All we can do is wait for nanny state to issue a load of regulations governing their usage and fervently hope that it's nothing too draconian.
They're too good in so many ways to legislate out of existence.
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#23 erice

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:37 PM

that went pretty well

 

3 of us installed the app then used the app gps/google map to find 3 scooters a couple of hundred meters from the house

 

then after a few minutes mucking around doing the initial log on, got them up and away from newmarket across the domain to K road

 

along K road, then on the pink bike track, down nelson to the viaduct and fish + chips at the market

 

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the scooters' accounting software was 'paused' for that

 

then off again but 1 scooter ran out of juice and had a loose head-stem so we clocked off that one and went over to victoria park to find another, clocked on and off again back against the flow of the funrunners along the bottom of queen st., up queen, up to the university, up symonds, across grafton, the domain and back to newmarket where we left them at a bus stop

 

i think the charge is calculated as $1 to clock on and then 50 30 cents a minute until you clock off, unless you use the 'pause' option

12km,  2hrs 14min, $39.96 and they emailed a receipt 


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 01:35 PM

12Km 4 of you cheaper in a urba cab??


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 02:00 PM

I brought a new helmet yesterday. Tis pretty flash and colour matches my big bike.

 

For the first time ever I made the concious decision to buy one with some Hi Vis colour on it.


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 03:16 PM

12Km 4 of you cheaper in a urba cab??

 

would have been healthier to walk it, but slow

 

healthier, cheaper, faster to cycle it

 

cheaper to go to the movies

 

but it was new + fun

 

to misquote BP 

 

"you the owner of a sailboat

 

complaining about cost + speed?"


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 03:35 PM

But as an alternative transport it will /has proven to be costly verses catching inner city bus? 

There maybe convenience side too it that you can leave outside the office but how much time is spent finding a scooter too find 

A) its flat B)mechanical issue as you have discovered


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#28 Priscilla II

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 03:49 PM

Erice I take it that’s your ride on the right.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 05:07 PM

^

 

yeah, i'm a tiny thing...

 

nah, son's

 

- he's under 18, so it wouldn't have been legal

 

- he doesn't have a debit card, so we couldn't load the app to his phone and don't think multiple scooters can be simultaneously loaded to 1 phone

 

- his phone doesn't have proper gps, so it's a pain to use for maps

 

+ and he has boundless energy and already races around town on that scooter so didn't mind more today

 

and we took turns lending him ours whenever he got too tuckered out


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Posted 28 October 2018 - 05:18 PM

in everything

 

people want options 

 

and the right to make their own choices

 

call it respect if you want

 

so electric scooters are another option to temp people away from car reliance

 

think of it as leveraging public transport with no cost to rate payers

 

it makes it easier for someone who lives 800mt? from a bus stop to catch the bus to work and leave the car at home....and if there are no scooters there the walk won't kill them

 

the 3 (half charged) scooters we left at our bus stop disappeared very quickly

 

it's even creating another type of gig

 

people get paid to drive around, pick them up and charge them at home

 

how efficient is that!

 

i might even sign-up to be a juicer just to do my bit for the planet

 

hahahahaha


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