Category Archives: eScooters

City Governments Blind To Alt-Wheels Revolution

Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8 percent of all micromobility trips in 2018 Shared electric scooters are close to overtaking bike-sharing, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. In 2018, of the 84 million micromobility trips taken, … Continue reading

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Bike Expo NY: May 3-4 2019

Bike Expo NY

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Alt-Wheel Riders: Beware Of Cars Turning Left!

There’s a blind spot car drivers encounter when making a left turn that can hide pedestrians and riders and lead to collisions. NYPD put together a video they’ve yet to post to YouTube. This topic is so important that I … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Boosted To Unveil An Electric Scooter

Something New Is Coming To Boosted The promo video: Rethink How You Get There – Part 1 Unlike all other eScooter makers being foreign entities (or, like Swagtron, rebranders of Made in China crap) who don’t honor their warranty for … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels “Parking”: The Oonee Pod

Meet the Oonee Pod, Secure Bike Parking Designed to Be Flexible Enough for NYC One of these is near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in NYC. It used to be the custom — if not the law — that U.S. veterans … Continue reading

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Weekend Review: March 30-31, 2019

A rare review post after all these months. With warmer weather, I have less inclination to read and am tempted to do walkies. Sightings, walking the west side bike path: – 3 Boosted – 1 Boosted Mini – 1 unidentified … Continue reading

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A Rare New eScooter Post. Because NYC.

Usain Bolt backs latest e-scooter company taking a run at New York City A model on display at City Hall — dubbed a “Bolt Chariot” — was considerably bulkier than Bird or Lime scooters. It includes an area in the … Continue reading

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New York City Is Becoming Alt-Wheels City

After the winterboarding we experienced this week, Nature decided to tease us with temperatures in the high 40sF yesterday. And the Alt-Wheels were rolling! I saw four eScooters I hadn’t seen before. One was chain-driven(!). Another might have been my … Continue reading

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Bird Admits Their Xiaomi/Ninebot Segway eScooters Were Shit

I said I would stop with posts about eScoters, but this one ties up a loose end — which also vindicates me. People were surprised when I couldn’t recommend a single eScooter months ago (Don’t Buy An eScooter For Christmas). … Continue reading

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My Final eScooter Post

Unless I wind up buying one for myself. Alt-Wheels advocacy in Chicago, highlighting the introduction of eScooters. Electric scooters: promise or peril? Previously here: Chronological List Of Electric Scooter Posts eScooters category

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