Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DELUSIONAL: City Attorney Issues Cease-and-Desist Orders to Scooter Companies

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has issued cease-and-desist orders to the businesses that rent electric scooters.

 Herrera sent letters Monday to Bird, LimeBike and Spin, the companies running the scooter operations, ordering them to stop doing business until they take stronger efforts to keep users from riding them on sidewalks, parking them so they block sidewalks, ramps and transits stops and using them without helmets or drivers licenses.

This guy is an authoritarian progress hater. A drivers license to ride a scooter?

I have seen the new scooters in operation and they are far less a nuisance than skateboarders and it is bizarre to think they are blocking sidewalks and ramps.

Further, the real problem on sidewalks in the city are dirty, deranged, smelly homeless.

Let's see  Herrera do something about that real problem or does he need more time to deal with that problem? He has been City Attorney since 2001.

-Robert Wenzel  


  1. --- I have seen the new scooters in operation and they are far less a nuisance than skateboarders ---

    And, being electric, they do their part to achieve the sustainability targets that the Californian government purports to follow so this hostility towards this new technology can only be explained as the result of some sort of psychological pathology, because not even cronyism fits the rationale. It is indeed that person's personality that's driving this new policy and not any profound analysis or evidence.

    1. Oh yeah? Where does the electricity come from? I mean besides 'the plug in the wall'

  2. So you now want the city attorney to violate the NAP to "take care" of homeless people? Doesn't sound very libertarian of you.