A great deal of talk and work has been made towards reducing the carbon footprint of cars but, sometimes, the best way to accomplish that is to reduce the use of cars entirely. Of course, that’s not really a viable solution these days but there are definitely times when having more than two wheels can be excessive. Whether it’s for … Continue reading
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The different forms of scooters include folding scooter, executive scooter, freestyle scooter, skateboard scooter, three wheel folding scooter, gas electric scooter and electrical motorized scooter.Each product is used to various riding styles.Folding scooters are compact in size and come with a human body of aluminum or steel.Ergo, flip scooters are light and could be easily carried on a coach, car, truck, or various other vehicle.Another distinguished form of scooter may be the executive scooter.Ergo, it gives a clean and rapidly ride.Frequently, the large wheel scooter is used by people and older children.
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The DKI Jakarta’s Transportation Agency will set a regulation to limit the use of e-scooters in the capital city of Indonesia, following an accident on Monday, where two 18-year-old users of Grab’s e-scooter line GrabWheels died after being hit by a car near the FX Sudirman area in Central Jakarta, local media The Jakarta Post reported.According to the new regulations, the use of e-scooters will only be allowed on the bicycle lane and will be prohibited on crossing roads for motorized vehicles.E-scooters will also be banned from sidewalks, pedestrian bridges, and car-free day areas.Regulators are also reviewing e-scooter’s operational time limitations in the city.“I am currently finalizing the new rules.So later, GrabWheels’ users will be only able to use the bicycle lane when on the main road,” head of the Jakarta Transportation Agency Syafrin Liputo told local media on Wednesday.
Wedged between childhood and the teenage years, boys ages 10 to 12 can be hard to buy for.Well, they love games like Fortnite and Minecraft, and they may even still like to play with toy cars and Legos.And anything robotic is a guaranteed hit.You could indulge your tween's silly side and get him a fun game, and maybe mom and dad will even get to play.If he's looking for more independence, a motorized scooter or a cool wallet are practical gifts.Go easy on yourself and scroll on through and take a look at these perfect gifts for tween boys.
It’s hard to find a city where e-scooter services have launched without causing some commotion, and Paris is no exception.The shareable rideables first appeared in the French capital in June 2018.By summer 2019, a dozen companies were competing for a share of the market, with a combined fleet of 20,000 scooters.The result has been scooters littering sidewalks and lining the bottom of the River Seine.In June of this year, a 25-year-old rider was hit by a truck and killed.As in other swamped cities, these scooters have been operating in a legal gray zone.
The ban effectively shuts down public scooter-sharing – which had sprung up to offer Singaporeans a “first- and last-mile” commuting solution – in the country.It also causes a massive headache for food-delivery businesses, as a significant number of their drivers rely on hiring e-scooters in order to perform their duties.Driver incomes may be hit too, as deliveries may no longer be as efficient as before.Meanwhile, bike-sharing – a business model that seemed to have gone kaput a little over a year ago – looks the most likely candidate to fill the “last mile” vacuum.Imported PMDs with electrical faults have led to several house fires in Singapore, while reckless use of the vehicles has caused injury to their drivers as well as pedestrians.While the LTA was in the midst of several initiatives aimed at encouraging safer PMD use – such as a grace period until December 2020 for individual owners to register their vehicles, mandatory vehicle inspections from April next year, and a S$100 incentive for users to dispose of non-compliant PMDs – it appears that the cyclist’s death was the final straw, pushing the authorities to take a much stricter line with today’s ban.
Singapore is banning the use of electric scooters on all sidewalks starting tomorrow, spurred by the rise in e-scooter-related injuries and deaths.Violaters will be fined up to S$2,000 (or about US$1,475) and/or jailed for three months, said Lam Pin Min, the senior minister of state for transport.However, the city-state will provide an advisory period that will last until the end of this year before the new rule is more firmly laid out.By the end Q1 2020, after authorities pass amendments to the Active Mobility Act in Parliament, other personal mobility devices such as unicycles and hoverboards will also be banned on footpaths.According to the senior minister, authorities catch an average of around 370 offenders a month.There were also many reported accidents, injuries, and deaths involving e-scooters.
San Francisco announced recently that it was expanding its permit program to include Uber’s Jump, Ford’s Spin, and Lime — companies that previously were barred from operating scooters in the city.But the expansion of the city’s scooter operators isn’t all good news: Skip, one of the companies that was part of San Francisco’s original pilot program, wasn’t granted a permit and just sent a message to customers saying that it would cease service.“Starting today, October 15, Skip scooters will no longer be rentable as part of SFMTA’s Powered Scooter Share Program for 2019-2020,” the company said in a message to users, which was obtained by The Verge.We hope to see you again soon.”Skip was one of two companies awarded a permit under San Francisco’s original pilot program in August 2018.The company still operates scooters in Washington, DC, San Diego, and Austin.
German police reportedly reprimanded hundreds of revellers driving e-scooters under the influence of alcohol during the Munich Oktoberfest.Law enforcement caught 414 people who had been drinking and scooting.Officers took away the driver’s license of 254 of those alleged offenders, according to CNN.Police also reportedly interceded in 32 cases to stop drunk driving.As CNN points out, e-scooters are classified as motorised vehicles in Germany, so driving an e-scooter while intoxicated violates drunk-driving laws.Germany legalised e-scooters in June of this year.
Bird, a startup that rents out electric scooters, is being valued at $2.5 billion in a new funding round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital, the company announced at TechCrunch Disrupt on Thursday.Bird’s new pre-money valuation was first reported earlier this summer by TechCrunch and The New York Times.It’s a slight increase over the company’s $2.3 billion valuation from last year, but it’s still a sign that venture capital firms aren’t done pumping money into e-scooter companies, despite reports of steep cash losses and rampant vandalism of the scooters.But the temperature around scooter sharing has definitely cooled down: Bird raised $418 million in financing last year.Bird lost nearly $100 million during the first quarter of 2019, while revenue shrank sharply to only about $15 million, according to The Information.Bird says it’s been able to woo investors, thanks to its renewed emphasis on unit economics.
Barrelling down crowded city streets at those speeds is a death wish, and if you’re going that fast, you should probably be required to have a license and registration.Do you want a scooter that is less about last-mile, multi-modal commuting than it is about getting you all the way there comfortably?It may not be as svelte as the Unagi or as sleek as the Boosted Rev, but on the whole, it seems more solid than any scooter I’ve tried.Even at high speeds, there’s no creakiness or worrisome flexing of the frame or handlebars.The Mantis is made by Chinese scooter company Kaabo, and had a red and black trim in its original form sold in Asia.Given its ability to easily ride alongside cars in city streets, I’d like to see turn signals on board too, which a few other commute-oriented scooters, like the Emove Cruiser, incorporate.