CityLab Daily: Don’t Say Scooters Destroy ‘Historic Character’

Andrew Small
CityLab Daily: Don’t Say Scooters Destroy ‘Historic Character’

Old town road: Last week, a local vigilante began slapping “Save Historic Alexandria” stickers on scooters in Old Town Alexandria, the colonial-era heart of the Northern Virginia city. Believe it or not, motorized scooters go all they way back to the 1910s, predating the establishment of Alexandria as a national historic district in 1946. “Neighborhood change can be frightening to longtime residents,” CityLab’s Laura Bliss writes.