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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
We can't even get cycling lanes, or decent footpaths in many places ... how are we supposed to get a strip of pavement for scooters?
It would be interesting if it was possible to rank all world municipalities in terms of which would wait the longest to shift away from widespread driving to a higher proportion of other modes. Your area of Tasmania, or wherever it is exactly, might rank close to the end of the list, e.g. where people wait until the vast majority of the world is LCFing before they begin transitioning away from driving. It would also be interesting to somehow measure how many municipalities are similarly resistant to widespread transportation reform and how that will play out in the long term.

To answer your specific question about where to find pavement for LCF, one option is getting the local government to designate certain roads/corridors as "bike boulevards." These corridors don't exclude motor-vehicles, but they are 'optimized' for low speed traffic by having lower speed limits, speed control devices, signs and pavement markings, and greenery that encourage low-speed, non-motorized traffic. Granted e-scooters and e-bikes are not non-motorized, but if they drive under 20mph or whatever the posted speed limit is, they are better than cars because they take up less of the road when they are passing you on foot or while biking slowly.
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