Watch out world! I'd say they aren't even safe to ride in normal conditions. I would have gotten a concussion if I didn't have it. Another coincidence! When I get to my destination I often fold it up and carry it with me.

If you would like to host an AMA on this subreddit, please send a message to u/chucktyte. Electric Scooters are fun for all people big or small, young or old, fast or slow; There is a scooter out there for everyone! NY drivers are maniacs, whether they're on scooters, cars, bikes or other.

I ride form Queens to 14th street and don't even break a loss of 25% battery. Watch out world!

I'd be toast in a car collision either way. A revolution is on the way - and Electric Scooters … By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. “We applaud the City and Commissioner Trottenberg for taking this crucial next step in making New York a global leader in micromobility, equitable transportation and street safety,” Maurice Henderson, Bird’s head of government partnerships, said in a statement. That said, I rode a citibike around all winter too, and the scooters at least better than the citibikes. Electric Scooters are ridden standing up and have 2 inline wheels for maximum speed, size and portability. Currently, NYC only has fixed-station rental bikes operated by Lyft. Lyft did not respond to a request for comment. Do you just carry it with you at that point or do you lock it to a bike rack or something? How well do scooters hold up in slush and snow?

I actually started out looking at e-bikes but they're so under-powered (by law, of course) compared to electric scooters for basically the same price! air conditioners, LOL!

The situation has left New York City and the UK’s populous capital London in a weird bind when it comes to e-scooters.

Importantly for cities, they’re also very environmentally friendly compared to making a journey in a car, and their impact on traffic congestion is minimal. Electric scooters are the folding, stand-up variety - a grown-up version of the kick scooters you may have used as a kid. Out of abundance of caution, I use a full blown/ full face motorcycle helmet when riding. Yeah, it's been years since I regularly hauled around 75-lb. Especially near parks (central, mccarren, prospect, Randall’s island, etc). The no-air tires usually have suspension to absorb some bumps. Minimotors NYC - At Minimotors NYC, we offer a premium inventory of high-end electric scooters, accessories and parts that every electric scooter enthusiast needs.

I always see them on sidewalks, but isn't that technically is not allowed as you should be in the street? Where you live and work matters... Lugging it up a few flights of stairs everyday is a pain so you might want to go light if not traveling far.

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Thanks for the reminder but this machine will be strictly for commuting and luckily no stairs for me. And when i do i go very slow like almost walking speed like i could be a push scooter.

If it's at night with almost no one around, I will ride it on the sidewalks. They are absolutely, no question asked, never meant to be taken out in anything wet, it damages their electronics, yes its that fragile on most consumer scooters for sale --- also, wet/snow/slush, they just don't work and you'll fall, so you're not taking it out anyways. or some comparable major metro area -- would please let me know what you think (complete scooter-n00b but my fat ass needs this much power and range) I'd be much obliged and my bosses and coworkers will thank you since I won't be coming in all sweaty all the time anymore... Is the notoriously anti-bicyclist N.Y.P.D. Read more: Anything else I should know as a would-be Big Wolf in the Big Apple? I made a spreadsheet even. Got clipped by one recently but no injury. Don't leave it outside or else it'll get stolen. Illegal too, but bad idea first and foremost. “As New Yorkers look for new ways to get around, e-scooters will provide an ideal option for those looking to travel around the City while remaining socially-distant.”. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Do you just carry it with you at that point or do you lock it to a bike rack or something? Electric Scooters are fun for all people big or small, young or old, fast or slow; There is a scooter out there for everyone!

I have a few questions.