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E-scooter 'storm' coming?

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23.07.2019

My wife, watching two young girls scoot around the Dolphin fountain in Kelowna, texts me:

“Column topic – those e-scooters look dangerous as hell. Going faster than a bike – no helmet and way more potential of falling.”

Another text: “Next column topic – if they run into and injure someone – how do they recover compensation.”

OGO Scooters launched Western Canada’s first rideshare scooter program in Kelowna within the last few weeks. Is there anything to be concerned about?

While new to Western Canada, we can look to the experiences of our neighbours to the south for an idea of what to expect.

An April 17, 2019, report of the National Association of City Transportation Officials estimates that 38.5 million trips were taken........

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