· City Commuting
· Commuting with Platform Scooters
· Costs To Charge A Scooter
· Electric Bike Benefits
· Electric Bike Positive Points
· Electric Bike Uses
· Electric scooters - Green
· Electric Scooters & Commuting
· Electric vs Gas scooters
· Gas versus. Electric Scooters
· Light Electric Vehicles
· Lightweight Scooters
· Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
· One Person Cars
For years, many people have struggled with the growing traffic problem
in downtown areas. With streets filled with fast cars, getting around
has become more and more difficult. People are late to important
meetings and there is always the concern of being hit.
Traffic has become so heavy in some European cities that they have
implemented a ban, with some American cities following suit. This ban
is designated for specific locations within the city, which prohibits
the use of any car or truck. In addition to the traffic, the combustion
does nothing for our environment. This is exactly why electric scooters
have become increasingly popular as a way to reduce pollution and noise
while still getting the rider where they need to go. With the electric
scooter being compact, parking is never a problem. Additionally, when
you arrive at your job downtown, you simply fold your scooter up and
place it under your desk.
Over the years, many advanced programs have been designed for
consideration. For example, the Public Scooter Program is a simple
program that allows the use of electric scooters in a downtown area.
For parking, this program is looking at a system to keep the electric
scooter safe. Parking areas in the downtown area would have charging
outlets where the scooter's owner could park and charge the scooter
while in the downtown area. A special card would be used to unlock the
scooter from a charging station. Within the scooter, a microcomputer
would be placed that registers the electric scooter's ID and location
when plugged in. If the electric scooter were unplugged within a
certain timeframe, headquarters would receive an alarm, much like the
homing devices used on automobiles. At that point, the electric scooter
would be traced and the party responsible then issued a citation.
The scooters would be issued by the city to a specific licensed user.
The rider would be responsible for obtaining insurance but would not
be responsible for any injuries the rider might receive. This program
would also allow people to buy their own scooter and then pay a
specified amount to use the parking charging stations if they did not
want to use one of the scooters provided by the city.
The electric scooters would have steering columns that locked as well
as other advanced features. Additionally, the fleet of electric
scooters would have public and private units, as well as opportunities
for local manufacturing and repair. For the parking areas that have
sunlight, solar chargers would be used, which would save a substantial
amount of money. The great news is that while the programs are still
being worked out, electric scooters already exist.