Electric scooters are proving to be a very popular way to travel. They are relatively cheap and they can also be a lot of fun to ride.
In fact, in recent years shared electric scooters are becoming the trendy way to travel. But did you know that using an electric scooter is a smarter way to travel?
Reducing Traffic on Our Roads
When someone uses an electric scooter they inevitably ensure there is less traffic on our roads. This is especially the case if they are used to travelling by car. When there’s less traffic on the roads there is less pollution and that can only be a good thing.
The more popular electric scooters become, the more obvious their benefits will be. In other words, those who used to drive to work or take the bus, for example, can find that travelling by scooter is easier and quicker. Let’s imagine you travel to work in your car every day. You might be stuck in a traffic jam for at least 10 minutes every morning. When you’re using an electric scooter you can weave through the traffic as motorcyclists do. Alternatively, and if your city allows it you can ride on the pavement and get to work quicker.
Easier Than Travelling by Car
If you don’t have to travel very far to work you could find an electric scooter is an easier way to get there. This is especially the case if you purchase a scooter than can be folded up. You could potentially leave your car at home and travel to work on your new electric scooter. As long as you have everything you need with you in a rucksack, you’re good to go.
In addition to this, you could fold up your scooter when you get to work and leave it somewhere safe. You could even place it under your desk and charge your scooter while you work. Travelling this way is a lot easier than getting stuck in traffic and hoping to find a parking space.
First and Last Mile Travel
If you simply cannot use your electric scooter to take you all the way to work they can still prove useful. This is because they can be used for travelling the first and last mile. Simply jump on your scooter when you leave your home and ride it until you reach the train station. Fold your scooter up and take it with you on the train. When you leave the train station simply hop back on your scooter and get to work a little quicker.
Travelling this way can be useful if you have far to walk from the station or you simply want to be at work a little earlier. It can also ensure you’re not stuck walking behind those who aren’t in a hurry to get to work.
If you have fewer than 5 miles to travel to work an electric scooter could be the ideal way to travel. This is because you won’t have to sit on a busy bus or train. If you’re feeling slightly unsettled about Coronavirus but you still have to work then an electric scooter can make a real difference. You can travel to work on your own and not have to worry too much about germs. Just make sure you ride safely and you try not to get too close to people as you travel.
While many people are aware of the increasing number of car-share apps, not everyone knows about scooter-sharing apps. These apps let you rent an electric scooter so you can take one to work or across the city should you wish to. All you need to do is download an app and unlock a scooter when you arrive at the parking bay.
These apps are not yet as popular as they could be but given time you could see them in almost every city. Electric scooter-sharing apps have a real potential to reduce the traffic in cities. This can potentially reduce pollution too.
Encouraging People to Get Outside
Another great thing about electric scooters is they can encourage people to get outside. While the Coronavirus pandemic is taking place there are a lot of people who are afraid to go outside. Here is where an electric scooter can come in and encourage people to get outside. As we already know, electric scooters are very fun to ride. They can also give you a sense of freedom while you travel.
You could, therefore, get out of the house for a short while and zoom around. You’re unlikely to be around many other people and you could have a lot of fun.
Electric scooters are a smarter way to travel. They can save you a lot of time when travelling to and from work. In addition to this, scooters can help to cut pollution and prove a more environmentally friendly way to get to where you need to be.
It’s no wonder more and more people are discovering just how useful and fun electric scooters are.
The UK’s current legislation on Electric Scooters does not allow for them to be used on UK roads. Please sign this petition here to help legalise electric scooters.