E-scooters and how to ride them legally

E-scooters and how to ride them legally



JAMES CANDA HIDING UNDER A MATTRESS WITH THE TILL. HE HAD WARRANTS OUT FOR HIS ARREST, AND IS NOW IN THE LINN COUNTY JAIL. KEN: AS ELECTRIC SCOOTERS BECOME MORE PROMINENT ON PORTLAND STREETS, A PORTLAND LAW FIRM HAS PUT TOGETHER A GUIDE FOR RIDING THEM, LEGALLY. JENNY: AS KOHR HARLAN SHOWS US, THE GUIDE ALSO SHEDS LIGHT ON SOME SCOOTER RIDING RULES, THAT MAY NOT BE SO APPARANT. THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER IS HERE, NOW IN THE MIDST OF A SECOND CITY TRIAL THE SCOOTERS ARE , BEING OBSERVED AS CITY TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS CREATE NEW RULES GOVERNING THEIR USE. THE LEGAL GUIDE FOR ELECTRIC SCOOTER RIDERS WAS WRITTEN BY PORTLAND LAW FIRM THOMAS, COON NEWTON AND FROST. IT OUTLINES NEW RULES, NO RIDING ON SIDEWALKS, AND MANDATORY HELMET USE. THE LEGAL GUIDE IS A LIST OF EXISTING RULES, AND IT ALSO SHEDDING LIGHT ON WHERE CHANGES MIGHT BE MADE, TO MAKE LAWS LESS RESTRICTIVE. AS THE LAW FIRMS LEGAL GUIDE POINTS OUT, NEW CITY RULES PROHIBIT SCOOTER USE ON SOME OF THE CITY'S MOST CONVENIENT, SAFE, AND SCENIC CAR-FREE CORRIDORS, INCLUDING THE SPRINGWATER CORRIDOR, EASTBANK ESPLANADE, WATERFRONT PARK, AND PENINSULA CROSSING TRAIL. THE IRONY, IS THAT THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER WITH ITS EASE OF USE AND SIMPLICITY OF OPERATION IS ACCOMPANIED BY A MORE RESTRICTIVE SET OF RULES THAN THOSE REGULATING BIKES, ROLLER BLADES AND SKATEBOARDS. THE REPORTS CREATORS HOPE TO ENCOURAGE MORE THINKING ABOUT RULES REGULATING ELECTRIC SCOOTER USE AS THE CITY OF PORTLAND TAKES ON WHAT MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER TO BE A USEFUL ADDITION TO THE TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY MIX IN AN INCREASINGLY , CROWDED DOWNTOWN URBAN CORE. KOHR HARLAN, KOIN 6 NEWS. KEN: ANOTHER DEAD WHALE HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, THIS TIME FLOATING NEAR OLYMPIA.

2 Comments on "E-scooters and how to ride them legally"


  1. I rode a scooter last week. Took less than three min to set it all up, from downloading the app to setting it all up. The things was pretty convenient.

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