San Diego looks to clean up dockless bikes and scooters mess

Posted at 4:41 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 11:31:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A new plan is expected to be announced Tuesday to address some of the concerns about dockless bikes and scooters popping up all over San Diego.

State Assemblyman Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council member Chris Ward and representatives from scooter sharing company Bird will unveil new safety features during an afternoon news conference.

The new features include geofencing technology and a new way to report incidents.

On Monday, more than a dozen dockless bikes and scooters were found vandalized in Mission Bay. Grant Klasna uses the scooters all the time, and he doesn't understand why people feel the need to destroy them.

"I think they're nice to get around with, and I think it helps a lot of people out, and I think they are also really fun," said Klasna.

The damaged bikes and scooters had their wires and brakes cut, seats ripped off, handle bars sawed off and others were tossed on the beach. They were found Monday afternoon along a stretch from the Catamaran to Crown Point.

Rachel Tarshes, who has a newborn and a toddler, said the dockless forms of transportation can be a nuisance.

"They lock when they're set. So, trying to deal with two kids to get them into the car, it's really hard to pick them up to get them out of the way," said Tarshes.