Long Beach and Miami are the only two cities in the world where Lime and Bird’s e-scooter fleets have not been redistributed. The city is working on allowing scooters again.
Protests run in opposition to what has been ordered by public health officers: do not gather. So why are protesters doing it?
More than 25 streets are proposed to be blocked to vehicle traffic in all 9 council districts to increase dining space for restaurants.
The mass protests come at a diametric opposition to what the social mantra of the COVID pandemic has been: Stay inside as much as possible and certainly do not gather.
Ryan Choura, who would have been using his equipment to set up for Coachella, is instead building parklets for local restaurants.
“We have to create opportunities for them to expand.”
With limited capacity, restaurants will need to find ways to expand seating while respecting social distancing.
Robert Garcia, who recently announced plans to expand dining space for restaurants, hosted a group of 15 to hear what they need as talks about reopening begin.