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I found this interesting. It is basically a discussion of the use of small electric devices to link destinations to public transport hubs. Mostly it talks about rented devices, but I think the laws and issues would have a direct impact on the OW community.
While my OW is primarily a toy. I have a modest 4 mile commute that I haven't driven since I got my OW. I am curious how many owners are using it for some portion of their basic transportation needs.
I am curious how many owners are using it for some portion of their basic transportation needs.
i am. it's why i bought it -- for fun, of course, but also running small errands and commutes within its range. i don't have a car, and i work from home, so it's perfect for me for the small daily errands i might have to run.
Half way thru my 3rd week commuting on the Pint. What I didn't realize was that I needed a permit to take it on the train with me. So if you do end up bringing yours on other modes of public transportation, I highly recommend checking their rules first.
@a_onekatie a permit? really? interesting. does the permit cost you anything? or is it just an extra hoop/piece of red tape to deal with?
@Franko totally free, but I have to carry it on me at all times in case they check.
This is because BART currently classifies all OW’s as an EPAMD. I think carrying the permit is supposed to signify that I have read and committed to memory all the rules they’ve put in place for EPAMD’s, even tho most do not apply since I can fit the pint on my lap. The general consensus around here was to go ahead and ignore those ones lol.
@a_onekatie crazy. what if you had it in a duffel bag or a backpack -- is it treated the same way if it's not visible when you get on?
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@Franko you know, I’m not sure. I didn’t think to ask. But the rep I spoke to was primarily concerned with the battery, in the end that was the “qualifier” I believe.
One of the more asinine rules IMO is that I’m supposed to keep it in designated areas by the train door at all times while on board, I’m never supposed to move between rows with it or therefore keep it at a seat with me, so in their eyes, I don’t think having it in a bag would matter.
I posted the full list in this thread here if you want to read more :)
@a_onekatie it sounds like trying to take them on airplanes. ugh.
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@a_onekatie I can see it now...
BART officer stops you to check your paperwork, while 5 people jump the gate behind you.
Then a cop in SF stops you on the sidewalk while some dude is shooting up across the street.
Or am I just getting old?
@DreamTour LMAO, sounds about right. Also gotta watch out to not ride over any Hu-Poo!