Is Micro-Mobility the Answer?
Bikes and scooters are showing up all over the place. Will they last?
Times are changing and they’re changing fast. We have to keep up.
Think for a second of the rising cost of everything. Even the cost of a modest sedan is getting out of reach for the budgets of many families.
How about an SUV or an electric vehicle? Oh my. Lots of dollars there.
Don’t even start talking about the money needed for the down payment in a house. There is a massive housing bubble going on, and it’s not just in California.
What is a young person saddled with college debt supposed to do?
- Borrow heavily for a car purchase
- Ask the dealer for eight years of payments
No, these choices are unlikely.
- A few dollars per use on a scooter
- A small amount per use for a bicycle
The rising costs of everything plus the crowded freeways equals an easy-to-solve solution.
If you go to Europe, you’re likely to see legions of people on bikes and scooters, because they’re affordable, easy and good for the environment.
I think scooters and bikes are here for the long run. Hop on.