Citizen group promoting safe walkways

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new group is promoting the right of people to walk in safety in San Diego and is asking all property owners to require motorized scooter and bike rental companies to cease and desist placing their vehicles on sidewalks adjacent their properties.

The group, Safe Walkways, is made up of San Diego residents concerned about the threat to pedestrian safety posed by the misuse of motorized rental scooters.

The group said they recently started submitting their proposals to address the safety crisis that has badly affected the lives of people Downtown and at the Beaches.

Jonathan Freeman stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the group. “Our proposals also make it possible for the public to easily report misplaced scooters to all the companies, not just one or two. Misplacement has become a severe problem for many pedestrians, especially the disabled, and scooter companies appear not to understand basic requirements of the ADA. Our proposals will rectify that problem, prevent underage users driving motorized vehicles and help pedestrians obtain redress if needed,” said Freeman.

If you want more information on the Safe Walkways campaign click here.


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