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Ideas for managing dockless scooters car-free

It seems badly-parked dockless scooters are creating new business opportunities removing the scooters from private property for free. The removal companies can then bill the share company for the removal and impoundment, must like roam-towing companies remove and impound illegally-parked cars. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loc...504659372.html

Could this end up being a car-free job opportunity for people who want to make extra money by picking up and moving the scooters by hand instead of picking them up with a vehicle?

Probably it depends on how much the bounty per scooter is worth.

If you were out walking or biking, and you received a text alerting you that a scooter is illegally parked near you, how much money would make it worth your while to pick up the scooter and move it to an allowable parking spot?

Another recent idea comes from Uber: self-driving ebikes and scooters that park themselves and deliver themselves to users whatever their location: https://www.wired.com/story/uber-self-driving-scooters/

This seems like a logical convergence between small, autonomous delivery vehicles and dockless share bikes/scooters, but is it really realistic to expect any time soon or is it more of a pie-in-the-sky project to garner investments?

Maybe combining car-free dockless scooter/bike removal with R&D in autonomous self-delivering share bikes/scooters is the ultimate recipe for truly convenient car-free choice in the future.

What do you think? Will it come true someday or is it just another unreastic dream to stomp into oblivion for the anti-LCF that like to throw their weight (and spit) around wherever ideas for car-free innovations dare to rear their heads?
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