HOW ELECTRIC SCOOTERS ARE REPLACING SKATEBOARDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Electric scooters have become the latest tech bro craze in San Francisco, and nobody seems to be happy about it. They have overrun the city, and are zooming down streets and sidewalks at an alarming rate. Since SF became an international destination for skateboarding during Embarcadero’s heyday in the ‘90s, the city has rigidly enforced no skateboarding rules on sidewalks and in public spaces. This leaves us wondering where the law is now? According to this Vice News Tonight piece from last week, city officials seem more concerned with regulating the scooter sharing companies—which are operating illegally—than enforcing the same laws that have plagued skateboarders for years. This is yet another reminder of how things have changed since the tech boom in the City By The Bay.