"Living In the City" is the San Diego Sun's feature Q&A with downtown San Diego residents. It's a way to get to know the city by meeting the people who live here.
This is an ongoing series. And we want to hear from you.
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In the email, mention what part of downtown you live in, and list a couple topics that you'd like to share thoughts about. Feel free to be brief.
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One question in the LITC Q&A is about electric scooters. (New e-scooter regulation was also the lead subject of the latest essay in SpeakEasy, the San Diego Sun's premium newsletter.)
Here's a sampling of opinions on scooters from past LITC respondents:
Laura Fink, East Village: "One ran over my foot coming around the corner of 13th and Market--then the rider apologized to my brother! I find them a necessary nuisance. Stay off the sidewalk people! (This is the "Get off my lawn" of downtown living.)"
Shay Priyadarshi, Marina District: "I love them. They're not a problem…until evenings around the Gaslamp Quarter. The city needs to declare the whole of Gaslamp as a pedestrian zone."
Kaushal Patel, East Village: "I think they are dangerous. I feel riders who don't use the designated lanes created for bikes and scooters and ride on the sidewalk should be fined."
Gregg Pohll, Little Italy: "Never used one. On rare occasions, I’ve had to pick one up and move it out of a walkway. Overall, they are managed adequately."
Khea Pollard, Midtown: "They’re kind of annoying. But, probably good for the environment so I can be down."
Danny Rolls, Marina District: "It’s more about the user than the scooter. Perhaps have a breathalyzer test to get them started?"
What's your take? If you've got something to say about scooters--or urban life in general--email today! This is a chance to be the subject of a San Diego Sun Q&A and praise or vent about your Living In The City experience. SDSun