The eco-friendly transport with a billion-dollar valuation has millennials commuting with them to studio lots and talent agencies, even as users mow down pedestrians and clutter sidewalks (“Some guy almost clipped my stroller with my 6-month-old in it”).
In the current climate of rancor and divisiveness, it seems everything has become a hot-button topic. Case in point: the lightweight, matte-black electric scooters by Los Angeles-based startup Bird Rides Inc. that are populating — or infesting, depending on your view — much of the city.
My favorite line in the whole story? This one: “Giving a motorized scooter to a kid is a moronic thing to do. It’s like giving somebody in West Virginia a gun.”
That right there is pure California, man.