The urban electric scooter invasion happened seemingly overnight -- an invasion of the body snatchers for our time (only this one really clutters up the sidewalk!). San Francisco hasn't been this divided on a new mode of transport since 2013, when the Google bus protests started in earnest.
The initial response to the two-wheeled menace was visceral. Stories of scooters getting thrown into Oakland's Lake Merritt and smeared with poop in San Francisco spread far and wide. The world can now be divided into two halves: who is pro- and anti-electric scooter.