Re:Spoke too soon

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From the Associated Press, 4/27/2001:

LOS ANGELES:

Every fad usually a home on the Venice Boardwalk, but the city is telling the latest -motorized scooters- to buzz off. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban motorized scooters from the Venice Beach bike path and boardwalk. The Council is also studying a ban in other areas.

Last year the state Legislature passed a law permitting motorized scooters on bike lanes unless prohibited by local ordinance.

Council woman Ruth Galanter said proliferation of motorized scooters in recent months has "created a risk to public health and safety on the bikepath and nearby Oceanfront Walk".

"Scooter operators bob and weave through foot and bicycle traffic at breakneck speeds, causing collisions on a regular basis" Galanter said...

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS. The typical highminded government solution: Make a name for yourself by banning a "dangerous" activity. Not just where a problem exists, but anywhere else as the last sentence of the first paragraph states.

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  "Motor Scooters" on the newsTopic by: Fred Fred 04/23/01 07:35PM
  Re: "Motor Scooters" on the newsRe: Peggy Peggy 04/23/01 09:11PM
  Re: "Motor Scooters" on the newsRe: Jim C. Jim C. 04/23/01 10:21PM
  Re: "Motor Scooters" on the newsRe: Miguel Miguel 04/25/01 01:52AM
  Re:Spoke too soonRe: Me Again Me Again 04/29/01 02:07AM
  Re:Spoke too soonRe: Miguel Miguel 04/29/01 02:15AM
  Re: "Motor Scooters" on the newsRe: Reeperette Reeperette 04/23/01 11:16PM
  Re: "Motor Scooters" on the newsRe: Peggy Peggy 04/24/01 10:54AM

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