Alt-Wheels Briefly #13


Electric unicycles: The power to climb Death Hills.

What Are Alt-Wheels?

Alternative Wheels.

Alt-Wheels are:
– Made for a single rider
– Smaller than bicycles
– Affordable
Portable

Electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric unicycles, the Onewheel, the Jyroball.

Alt-Wheels differs from “micromobility.” That’s all in this post.

PSA Group: EVs threaten the car industry

Electric cars will create a booming market for hacked software and firmware. Prepare for future lawsuits involving the DMCA, just as there were with farm tractors. Additionally, EVs will become a commodity market faster than anyone expects. This is the case with most of the electric skateboard market. Any EV maker not pouring bet-the-company resources into electric motors will be eaten by China.

For newbies:

5 Tips To Ride Your Electric Skateboard Better

A compact backpack for the Boosted Mini: Rollie Pack

Op-Ed: How Cities Should Regulate Scooters

Lime’s rider-analysis data shows, however, that with each added step that a user has to walk to find a scooter, the less likely riders will choose a scooter as an alternative to a taxi.

Simple solution: Take away car parking near intersections. Parked vehicles block pedestrians from seeing oncoming traffic and block the view of drivers. Make the free space Alt-Wheels parking.

Electric scooters: France introduces new rules to ‘restore tranquillity’

PMD Etiquette Every Singaporean Should Know

If there are pedestrians — especially if they are children or the elderly — give way. If there are crowded areas, instead of stubbornly choosing to ride, just walk your device.

Make sure to ring your bell before you overtake pedestrians so that they can move aside. If they choose not to move aside, adjust by just walking your PMD until you get ahead of them.

Adjusting doesn’t mean that you lose, it means that you are choosing safety. That is exactly what we should do whenever we are using PMDs in general, we should choose safety, first and foremost.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

TTSH reports spike in injuries involving PMD riders

A large percentage of those admitted had serious injuries; and more than half the PMD riders admitted were injured when they skidded. In the period studied, the hospital also witnessed six fatalities.

This video isn’t something I’d ordinarily include except it demonstrates the muscular motor power of electric unicycles. Watch it conquer Death Hills with ease:

Electric unicycle電動平衡車獨輪車monowheel self balancing , Beautiful and touching song sharing

She’s riding the Gotway Nikola (I asked).

Previously here:

Alt-Wheels Briefly
Alt-Wheels Notes

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