In Defense of Electric Scooters

By A Mother of Teen-age Boys

By Singaporeriders — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Electric scooters have flooded Oakland. With at least three different companies competing for business, you see them on corners everywhere, ditched in parks, people’s yards and Lake Merritt. The City Council has taken up the question of how to regulate them, and school sites wrestle with how to keep them off-campus. The assistant principal at my son’s high school told me that the…