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New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:56:19 PM »
The San Diego city council unanimously approved new scooter regulations today.  The key takeaways are reduced speeds, 8 mph in some areas down to 3 mph in congested areas.  It will be enforced automatically by the scooters through geo-fencing.  Scooters will also only be parked in designated areas.  No more randomly scattered scooters.  These regs are effective starting in July.

I don't know what will constitute a congested area during comic-con.  3 mph is slower than I walk.  As on a bike, the slower you scoot the less stable you are.  It's the spinning wheels inertia thing.  Something to think about if people are hoping to use scooters for transportation and will be staying relatively far away.

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 05:23:33 AM »
I wish they would just ban them in the CCI area; almost got run down by the stupid things several times
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 06:48:14 AM »
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 06:59:35 AM »
Well how about that?  New rules just in time for SDCC...but 3 miles an hour?  Might as well ban them altogether. I wonder how many people will realize they won't go any faster than that in certain areas before they rent them.  Could be a big disappointment and lessen the fun factor.
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 11:22:44 AM »
They make the trip from MGH to Hall H line a lot easier, I'm all for them  :P

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 02:03:15 PM »
I hate these scooters so this is great to me lol.  I'm sorry for anyone who found them valuable but they were more of a nuisance to me both here at home and in San Diego.  My city banned them entirely within a week of rolling them out.
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 09:10:34 PM »
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They make the trip from MGH to Hall H line a lot easier, I'm all for them  :P

and to/from the Sprekels... ;) with a stop by ralphs to pick up lunch / salad

but i'm a road/mountain biker so i stay off the sidwalks and obey traffic laws
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 05:54:37 PM »
Hm.  I never used them, but was thinking of learning since they looked like a convenient way to get to and from hotels in the far downtown area that aren't covered by shuttles anymore.  I wonder if the ubiquity of Uber/Lyft has contributed to an overall decrease in provided transportation options? 

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 06:47:11 PM »
I didn't use the scooter, but I did use the bikes for the first time last year. It was great to get to/from spreckels. I had no crowd problems since I mostly was on the street. I also used the bike lane between the train tracks to get traverse the length of the convention center from Hall A to the Hall H, and then cross Harbor Dr. to the convention center side. No traffic at all. This was awesome at midnight when I wanted to get a Hall H wristband. While the mph limit is a bummer, sometimes it was about my energy to walk/carry groceries from Ralphs at the end of the day, than actual speed.

I actually didn't use uber at all since they couldn't pick me up. I would have to walk halfway out of the convention center to downtown to a pickup spot, and by then...I would have walk halfway to my destination/restaurant. I like them, they were useful. Will probably use again this year.

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 08:48:25 AM »
I'm looking forward to teleporters.  :)

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 08:51:02 AM »
Any idea of a map has came out of those reduced speed zones?

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 09:52:45 AM »
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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 08:45:39 PM »
Are they going to allow scooters beside the convention centre during the convention? We were walking by today doing a little pre-convention tour of the area (by the convention doors A all the way to H): even today with very few walking by, we were passed unnervingly close by people on scooters going at relatively fast speeds. I don't see how scooter could be safely used in that area during the convention.

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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 09:13:42 PM »
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Are they going to allow scooters beside the convention centre during the convention? We were walking by today doing a little pre-convention tour of the area (by the convention doors A all the way to H): even today with very few walking by, we were passed unnervingly close by people on scooters going at relatively fast speeds. I don't see how scooter could be safely used in that area during the convention.

The scooter restrictions around the convention center occur only during hours of the con.

Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Thursday, July 18 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, July 19 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday, July 21 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM



As far as enforcement, last year an occasional scooter got by.


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Re: New scooter laws just in time for comic-con.
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 03:41:57 AM »
Very happy with the new scooter regulations!  Very few violators.  Security seemed to have pretty good control.  Saw lots of them on the perimeter, but none in front of the convention center.  Yay!  :)
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