Not much of a difference to California. Overpopulation abounds.
... ah California ... you americans dream of a trip to Italy and we italians dream of going to California, especially those who have a motorcycle but now also a scooter ... ... here everything is so tight and with little space, we are all compressed as in a box.
Its funny though, I never really "saw" any of the scooters here until I started working towards getting one of my own. Now I see them constantly. And I know that many people in San Diego did not buy a scooter overnight. Now I rarely go a day without seeing one. So many kinds here I can never identify unless one is parked or we pull up alongside.
California is a big place. Where I am from I could go for an entire year without seeing another scooter.