Category Archives: eScooters

Alt-Wheels Bulletin: NTSB Calls For ALL Cyclists Wearing Helmets

NTSB livestream today: NTSB Board Meeting : Safety Research Report – Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures They reallllly hammered home the requirement for an “all-age” helmet law. Some screensnaps of the discussion — via NTSB website … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Bulletin: Singapore Restricts PMDs

Rogue eScooter riders — who mainly have the kind of eScooter outlawed by the Land Transport Authority — have been making life miserable for people by riding on the street, in building common areas (void decks), and speeding on footpaths. … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Sidebar: Mobility Loans

Twitter: A good electric cargo bike can cost as much as US$5,000. A top-end electric unicycle can cost as much as US$3,000. A top-end muscular electric skateboard can cost as much as US$4,000. A Boosted Rev electric scooter costs US$1,599. … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels in 2002

Let’s see everyone claiming to be an expert in the field show how long they’ve had an interest in it. Match this:

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Alt-Wheels Sidebar: Electric Motors Will Outnumber Pedals

Twitter: It’s a forecast. And I also find it hard to believe that over 230,000 eScooters were sold in France in 2018. Where are they hiding that I don’t see more of them in videos from France? Still, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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I Should Sue The Wall Street Journal For Character Assassination

Paywall bypass via Twitter. Read it. “New Left Urbanists”?!!!? Me? There is nothing Left or New Left or even Old Left about me, goddammit. And I don’t ask people advocating for cycling about their politics. We have a mutual interest … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Sidebar: The China Factor

This would normally be in an Alt-Wheels Notes post as I’m trying not to do single posts for that subject anymore. But this is rather significant and needs emphasis on its own: From: The Dow Drops Detroit used to worry … Continue reading

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The Bad Driver Court Prosecution System NYC Needs

It’s past time for a different way of doing things in NYC. With so many cyclists and Alt-Wheels riders attaching cameras to their bikes and helmets, something more needs to be done with that footage other than posting it on … Continue reading

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Worldwide Crybabies: Enough!

Twitter: There’s a video there. I’ve had enough of this bullshit.

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Ninebot/Segway KickScooter MAX IGG Collects US$4.2M

Regular readers know I’m not a fan. But enough of that. Let me explore this from another angle. It’s undeniable that the Xiaomi M365 has been a popular eScooter. Xiaomi’s mission to decrease the price of products is perhaps most … Continue reading

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