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Bird crafted an SOS Save Our Sidewalks pledge, but it hasn’t caught on. It’s noticeable with all the scooter sidewalk litter. canada goose clearance sale Instead, San Francisco and other cities are at risk canada goose store of becoming a scooter version of China’s bicycle graveyards, the egregious aftermath from bike share companies invading Chinese cities.

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