Comment 45847

By AnneMariePavlov (registered) | Posted August 17, 2010 at 10:13:15

"there really seem to be an inordinate amount of people that use motorized scooters as their preferred mode of transportation."

Does anyone else find that statement rather offensive??? Who would prefer to be reliant on a scooter? My boyfriend has a degenerative condition that makes it impossible for him to walk for more than a block. A lot of people suffer with arthritis, bulging disks, MS etc, and they can walk for a bit, then have to use the scooter. It's not like they are lazy and use it like a modified motorcycle!!! It's a terrible way to live.

One reason we may more scooters in the Hammer is that if you are on disability, it is much cheaper to live in Hamilton, than say Toronto.

I love the guy in Gore Park with the scooter done up like a hog, with a big steel tarantula on it. He always wears his studded gloves, leftover from his biking days. He is a good man - he is one who can walk sometimes, then needs the scooter. Talk to him sometime - he is the consummate downtown character.

Comment edited by AnneMariePavlov on 2010-08-17 09:49:00

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