Comment 45715

By Jarod (registered) | Posted August 14, 2010 at 18:01:04

In reference to scooters.

I live near First Place Apartment Building. Scooters and me don't mix.

Yes, some people do genuinely need a scooter to get done what they need to get done.

More often, people can no longer afford or operate a car and want to maintain the same mobility they had when they owned one. I think this is the reason we see more scooters here than elsewhere....say St. Thomas where I grew up...which is the second city people think of after Victoria for elderly people per capita.

I have and would take no issue with someone who needs it to get around. One problem I think lead to the frustration of many and the stereotype of scooter culture (holy crap...scooter culture...are we there...really...) might be because a large percentage of people who would/could be mobile without a scooter use it as a mini car, which in my mind is worse because those things can fly down the sidewalk...and who is going to yell at someone in a scooter?

And in Hamilton, car culture rules the day. Unfortunately.

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