July 27, 2021


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Fowl troubles ‘no wheel zones’ in Topeka after cases of ‘skid mark graffiti’

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Additional than 4,500 Topekans have hopped on a chicken scooter given that the program initially released in April but some riders are using the company for illegal activity.

A agent from Chook Scooters had a dialogue with Topeka Metropolis Council, Tuesday evening.

They mentioned a adjust to the assistance just after a number of incidents of graffiti, drawn by tire marks, popped up around the town.

The assistance is introducing geofencing and no wheel zones, which brings riders to a gradual quit when they enter sure zones during sure occasions.

Geofencing was applied in discovered problem areas for skid mark graffiti and spots this sort of as downtown and Gage Park.

The no wheel zone for the downtown spot is successful Thursday by means of Sunday soon after 11 P.M.

Chicken suggests that they will actively perform with TPD to take care of the situation and establish culprits but councilman Mike Lesser believes their methods need to be focused somewhere else.

“I never want law enforcement enforcing targeted visitors rules in regard to scooters, which is not what they are in this article for. We’ve experienced a tragic past pair of days with shootings and we’re brief staff and its difficult ample, the last issue I want is our law enforcement officers stressing about citations for scooter graffiti.”

Chook says they do have ideas to carry non-skid wheels to the area.

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