Electric scooters need to continue to evolve to meet the needs of drivers
Because all of us enjoy the freedom of cycling as much as possible, and barrier-free, reliable forms of public transportation are essential to many people every day. Although we usually think that public transportation is mainly composed of buses and trains, more and more ride-sharing bicycles and electric scooters are gradually entering various markets.
From issues involving insufficient rider training to electric bike riders who somehow end up driving on the highway, the implementation of these last-mile transportation solutions is not perfect. Again, we are all human beings, and human beings are not perfect, so why do we expect things to always be perfect? Ideally, we will identify the problems we encounter and then work on solving them.
To this end, a consulting company called Teague made some suggestions on how to repair passenger electric scooters. Some obviously, give them larger wheels, as well as locking hooks under the front of the seat to secure your luggage. This can make it undisturbed, firm and lower the center of gravity, making the scooter easier to control. In general, the description provided by Teague is very much like a speed-limited, less powerful version...your basic seated electric scooter. Segway Ninebot and NIU continue to pass by.
Unfortunately, Teague does not recommend mandatory additional training for riders who want to use these scooters, but as I said before, this is not perfect. After all, there is always room for adjustment, and for anyone unfamiliar with riding, training should definitely be part of the mix.
In any case, a very interesting thing suggested by Teague is to integrate ride-on electric scooters into the existing public transportation network. When you take a bus in most cities, you invest money on some kind of electronic card. This can be done through cash on the machine and electronically.
Expanding the horizons of public transportation to include self-service options such as self-service shared scooters can make it easier for people without smartphones to use these options. Please keep in mind that most of the currently available carpool electric scooters rely on smartphones for access, which is undoubtedly a barrier to accessibility for a large number of people. Riders who do not have a bank account can also use shared scooters more easily because you can use cash to top up many public transportation cards in many areas. Potentially, this is huge socio-economic accessibility.
You and I may like our two-wheelers, but not everyone thinks that it is necessary to own a vehicle (any type of vehicle). Isn’t it enough to ride one person? All the discussions about how we discuss how two-wheelers can reduce traffic congestion in urban areas shouldn’t we collectively explore these solutions? When we are all trying to maintain a healthy distance during the global pandemic, this It is particularly correct, but in general, it is also correct.
Who knows, some people who ride on electric scooters can even start thinking about buying bigger and faster things on their own, but this is not necessarily the point. Winter may make the daily transportation feasibility of two-wheelers in certain areas unsatisfactory, but similar ideas indicate that perhaps we only need to study from another angle.