The small ones fold up pretty small, handy for taking on trains and leaving at the side of your desk at work.
Not being legal on the roads - why not? They're no more dangerous than a bicycle.
Upside is they may persuade folk to ditch cars and use trains, downside is they may encourage folk to park further away and use a scooter to 'commute' to their car.
(Although the upside of this is the more small traffic on the roads the better for all of us).
They're not going away and the positives outweigh the negatives. The only difference between them and bicycles is exercise and the lack of it isn't a good reason not to allow them.
Final thought, if we get more folk in cities using them it would make it easier to close more city centre roads to motor traffic...
Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
squeaker wrote:Errm, aren't e-scooters motor traffickwackers wrote:Final thought, if we get more folk in cities using them it would make it easier to close more city centre roads to motor traffic...
No, not in my mind.
Same speed as a slowish bicycle, same emissions, same vulnerabilities etc etc.
If you want to argue technicalities then knock yourself out though, I'm not going to argue the technicalities but if they were classed as motor vehicles then we've missed an opportunity.