Calgarians have been having some fun with the new electric scooters
This has been the summer of the scooter in Calgary.
Two companies have launched shareable electric scooters throughout the city, Lime and Bird, allowing Calgarians to take two-wheeled trips around downtown for just over a quarter a minute.
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Of course, it didn’t take very long for people to discover the possibilities of the scooters, and in the weeks since Lime arrived and the few days since Bird launched, Calgarians have been having some fun ripping around the city.
Here are a few of our favourite eScooter moments to have been captured in YYC this summer.
I’m trying to convince Barb to try one of those Lime Scooters when she comes to visit me in Calgary and she said if she goes on one she will pee her pants hahahahaha
— Brooke Bennett (@Broookesquad) August 1, 2019
I bought a music stand cup holder so I could bring my coffee on a scooter… I have a problem. #yyc #scootlife #scootergang #calgary #bird @limebike pic.twitter.com/8LNkKG58Qb
— Seanna Jefferson (@seannajefferson) August 1, 2019
A handy guide from @cityofcalgary on scooter and bike share rules. #yyc #yyccc #calgary pic.twitter.com/hVBx4OPgYT
— Chris Schafer (@chrisschafer) July 30, 2019
We have more scooters than cows in Calgary, therefore we’re #Cowtown no longer. #ScootTown forever
— X92.9 (@X929) July 27, 2019
All these people zipping around downtown Calgary on Electric scooters are both silly and making me jealous.
— Dave (@pugganoche) July 26, 2019
It’s going to take me a while to adjust to seeing grown men in suits rip around downtown Calgary on scooters.
— Jordan Pinkster (@Mr_Pinkster) July 24, 2019
ICYMI: Shared electric scooters launched in Calgary over the weekend as part of a 16 month pilot program! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/V2bPjsR8bV
— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) July 15, 2019
Of course, not everyone is enjoying the new addition to Calgary’s streets and sidewalks (especially when they’re actually blocking the sidewalks), as some people have reported injuries from riding the scooters.
@cityofcalgary something needs to be done about this scooter problem. People walking should not need to vacate the sidewalk for a motorized scooter. @nenshi #yyc #calgary
— Justin Ferguson (@ferguson_justin) July 30, 2019
People of Calgary, if you get a really crappy, problematic scooter, did you get a lemon lime?
— Don Tse (@TheDonOfBeer) July 30, 2019
Downtown Calgary: Scooters
— Eloisa 🥀 (@eloisagillham) July 28, 2019
At work yesterday, I saw 5 people with @limebike e-scooter injuries in #yyc. All with the same mechanism of injury: catching their right ankle on this nut…. pic.twitter.com/2ILRZMcFwM
— Raj Bhardwaj (@RajBhardwajMD) July 26, 2019
Love them or hate them, Calgary’s new electric scooters are here to stay… at least until the end of their pilot program, which is expected to run until October 31, 2020.