ATLANTA - Dozens of activists called for better protection for e-scooter riders during a planned demonstration Wednesday afternoon.
The cames after a man riding an e-scooter died last week when he was run over by a transit bus. Police said it is unclear who was at fault at this time.
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen was there as people stood shoulder to shoulder along West Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta with their scooters, bikes and skateboards calling for safer streets.
“If people are willing to pay for the scooters, then they should have the right to be safe," said resident Gerdyn Marks.
RIGHT NOW:— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) July 24, 2019
Protesters are forming a 'HUMAN BIKE LANE' along West Peachtree Street.
They're calling for more protective bike lanes throughout the city of Atlanta, following a recent scooter death.
Good amount of people gathering. They will be starting to form a human chain across west Peachtree. They want to see safer streets. pic.twitter.com/HwColP6I6L— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) July 24, 2019
Resident Meghan Turner said there should be stricter rules.
“I hate driving and having scooters on the road. I don’t think they should be allowed on the roads at all unless there is a lane for them," she said.
One man who uses scooters said it's too dangerous to ride one on the streets even though that's the law.
"I usually ride on the sidewalks I don’t follow the rules I guess, but I try to just be safe and ride on the sidewalks," said Edwin Rodney.
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