Do You Think Scooters Are Safe Ways to Go a Block-or-Two Versus Walking?

Do You Think Scooters Are Safe Ways to Go a Block-or-Two Versus Walking?

You May Need to Think Again!

There are over 100 scooters being ‘left’ across Atlanta sidewalks every morning. And, while it seems to speed a person’s ability to get around downtown, it’s also brought a number of accidents. In fact, recent statistics show more than 80-100 people have been hit by cars – and some scooter riders have been responsible for causing crashes.

What should we do – not just in Atlanta but across major cities – as this continues? Should we force scooter rental firms to include bike helmets to protect riders? Or, should we outlaw their use?

These are questions that we’ll discuss at the Spring Symposium on April 16 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. If you’re a commuter, you may want to be part of the conversation. Other topics impacting transportation will also be discussed… with a basic goal of reducing risks and protecting lives (wherever you live… and however you ‘get to work’).