FYI for all Ealing and Hounslow residentsIf only my aged computer would update this site, I could post a scan of it.Unfortunately after several attempts I've had to stick with this version of W5It is as follows:E-Scooter surveyThe London Boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing would like to hear your views on rental scooters where you live.As a thank you, you will receive a £5 voucher if you complete the survey by Wednesday 26th May 2021.To check if you are in scope please type https://acsvy.com/ebike into you internet browser or scan the QR code.Please enter the unique code printed below when prompted:Mine was HCL324. No idea how one gets a code if not online.If you require any other information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.As is obvious this excludes a large part of society which are most likely to be affected.This is not acceptable. As for the wording " To check if you are in scope" As I've asked before, who checks and signs this off for basic parameters of clarity and accessibility? Never get an answer.It does make clear in the questions that ALL the current e-scooter use on public roads and footways is illegal.So why no enforcement whatsoever ? The amount of people transporting children and riding with no road etiquette locally beggars belief.Makes the whole point of the rental scheme a complete joke and waste of taxpayers money.
Raymond Havelock ● 151d9 Comments
Rather like the Segway, it's investors and promoters were opportunists who tried very hard as any investor or entrepreneur would do to get this road legal and at any cost.Problem was the Segway was fundamental flawed - mainly by those that used them.This time they are using Climate Emergency and Covid as the USP and as some sort of miracle solution.But as already more than evident, whilst the machine has it's limitations and flaws the overriding flaw is the user.
Raymond Havelock ● 148d
I watched the ITV programme on them last night and that’s pretty much the conclusion they came to.The hire operator Voi seemed to be quite blasé about the human element. Inexperience, lack of awareness, recklessness or drunkenness are all variables in this mix that are being ignored.
Simon Hayes ● 149d
It was indeed the Segway, great fun but not quite as stable or as safe as it was made out to be. E-Scooters are the same in many respects. It is down to ability and responsibility.
Raymond Havelock ● 149d
Apologies, Jimi Heselden, was the owner of Segway Inc, not the inventor of the Segway.
N V Brooks ● 150d
Do you mean the Segway Raymond?Sort of fell out of fashion when the inventor, Jimi Heselden, was killed riding one.
N V Brooks ● 150d
Probably got one because I have trial used an E-Scooter at a couple of events and abroad.They are fun a bit like those Gyroscope things that I've now forgotten the name of.But suffer the same flaw, they are not safe enough for road use amongst other road users and pedestrians.That's the rub. Pedestrians are not all young and agile, and 100% specially aware. Nor are some of the riders.
Raymond Havelock ● 150d