No Scooters at Clemson

Says Tech is Too Finicky

Evan Smith
February 06, 2019 - 3:53 pm

If you’ve been to any major metro area lately, you’re likely familiar with the scourge of dockless scooters – scooters everywhere, it seems: on the sidewalks, outside restaurants and coffee shops, scooters piled up by bus stops.

At this point you expect a whole flock of them to be perched ominously on the power lines and playground equipment like some modern version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Well, for now at least, Clemson has decided not to allow the invasion to overtake its campus, having just opted out of scooters altogether.

The administration claims it has concerns about the “geofencing” technology behind the scooters, saying the tech is just too finicky to be reliable. So it hasn’t shut the door entirely on the prospect.

Scooters have been a polarizing subject, having been welcomed in places like Charlotte but rejected outright in Charleston and here in downtown Greenville.   

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