Warnings of the dangers of scooters is ongoing. It is a combination of poor product quality, pilot errors and the unfavourable environment in which they operate. Multiple tests on scooters point to reoccurring issues of scooter safety. This is manifesting itself in injuries to the riders.
E-scooters are very different from the toys that we had kids. Both powerful and fast, they fall a crack between vulnerable road user and motor vehicle. E-scooters are stumbling on a lack of a good, national legal framework and technical standard. It puts riders and businesses at risk.
An e-scooter scheme in the ACT is troubled by the casual nature of the riders. Scooters have safety problems and the motivation for riding them are quite different to that of bike riders.
Scooters are coming to Canberra. It is not clear what will come of this. One possibility is that people will travel differently. A German study of three big cities suggests people that hire an e-scooter will not leave their cars at home. Only in one of the cities were the gains significant.
A German study shows that cyclists have little interest in scooters. A German study Shared e-scooters – paving the road ahead has many interesting things to say about the scooter phenomena. Here is what we found out.
Scooters are gaining in popularity now that they have been legalised in the ACT. Scooters are mobility devices and a great way to cover that last mile to the bus stop. However, they are unlikely to ever replace or slow the growth of bike usage. The motivation for buying a scooter or a bike is quite different.
Scooters have become the symbol of a modern metropolis. Scooters are not new, we all had one as children, just the way they are being used is. Without room in the city for cars, and reliance on public transport, a scooter provides an easy way to hop around the city and cover short distances. Canberra is a bit different, and scooters are welcoming people, who have never cycled before, to active travel .