Wicked Local Brookline's weekly roundup of calls to Brookline 911 still has complaints about cranky turkeys and aggressive geese, but now residents are calling 911 to complain about local ne'er-do-well scooters as well.
At 6:10 a.m. police received a report of a scooter left running unattended on the sidewalk for more than 10 minutes.
Brookline rolled out rental scooters with a ceremonial ride around Town Hall this morning - and a woman promptly fell off one and had to be taken away in an ambulance, WBZ reports.
The Boston City Council today approved an ordinance proposed by Mayor Walsh that would allow rental scooters on local streets and sidewalks - under the oversight of the city transportation department, which would license operators and set requirements for such things as ensuring even the city's most far-flung neighborhoods get stocked with the two-wheelers. Read more.
Mayor Walsh has filed a proposed ordinance that would let scooter companies begin lining city sidewalks with their for-hire two wheelers - as long as register with the city and promise to get their users not to block sidewalk ramps, crosswalks, fire hydrants and building entrances. Read more.
WBUR reports that alleged scooters continue to show up on the Bird app for Cambridge users, but when they get to where the wheelieboards are supposed to be, they're nowhere to be found. WBUR reports Bird would not say if there's a technical glitch or the company is just thumbing its nose at the city, which banned them.
Roving UHub photographer Gary Chase spotted these two Bird rental scooters in the North End on Saturday. Riders are supposed to stay out of Boston, at least for now.
Meanwhile, Cambridge told the company to get its scooters out of that city, at least until officials can come up with some regulations, the Boston Business Journal reports.
Paul was kind of amazed to see how somebody park a scooter at the South Bay mall today.
Mayor Walsh wants to crack down on misbehaving scooter and ATV drivers, who he says have created "a notorious atmosphere of criminal and other disturbing activity so elevated as to endanger the common good and general welfare of the city." Read more.
Friday afternoon at about 6:15 PM, just past the intersection with Warren St on the outbound side of Commonwealth Ave, a woman driving a green Volvo station wagon struck and nearly ran over a 49cc scooter driver...me.
So, I had my magistrate hearing for my scooter problem from back in September. I posted the details and result of today's hearing in response to the original post, but I wasn't sure how many people would see it using the "Most recent posts" as opposed to the story list and I know that many were interested to hear how it all turned out.