AUSTIN, Texas — While the dockless scooter phenomenon has taken over Austin, some residents appear to have gotten cold feet.
A picture shared to Twitter shows a “clap activated” sticker placed on a Bird electric scooter.
“Not all SXSW heroes wear capes,” wrote Twitter user @wednesday181. “Well, that we know of.”
As the scooters are clearly not clap activated, or ‘claptivated,’ it is safe to assume someone is trolling gullible South by Southwest (SXSW) festival-goers.
Since the scooters launched last year they have been met with less-than-enthusiastic responses from many Austinites, who have complained about their safety and placement blocking roads and trails.