You’ve probably seen someone whizzing past you on a scooter, and you may have, for a brief few seconds, thought about owning one yourself so you can get to places easily.
They aren’t just for children, and in fact, if you go to places such as Amsterdam, Paris, Vietnam, and Thailand, you’ll find adults using scooters to travel around and get to places. Although it may seem like the time for scooters has passed, they’ve actually become quite a normal way to travel in inner cities.
If you’re thinking of getting that scooter for yourself, here are more compelling reasons to motivate you to get one:
It makes your life super convenient
Scooters make your life more convenient. Why? You save time. You save the headache and the hassle of finding a parking spot. You avoid the hassle of using the subway or metro just to go to nearby places.
All you need to do is to hop on your scooter, fasten your helmet, and you’re off exploring hidden cafes, crossing bridges, visiting friends – you get the idea. Having a scooter is literally a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ kind of transportation, and it helps if you live in cities that are densely populated, where spaces are limited.
You can reduce your carbon footprint
There are plenty of ways we can contribute to making the world we live in a cleaner, greener space, and one such way is to reduce our carbon footprint.
Using a scooter not only gives you the convenience of better mobility, but it’s also a greener way to acquire accessible transportation for everyone. You can use a scooter with or without electricity, but either option you use, it’s less polluting than gasoline.
You can save lots of money on parking
Not only will you get rid of the hassle of finding a parking space, but you’ll also be saving money by not having to pay exorbitant monthly fees to park your car in your apartment, at shopping malls, or any other places that have a parking bay and require payment. This doesn’t include the cost of maintaining a vehicle, the insurance, gas, tires, and other factors to consider when you own a larger vehicle.
Even if you do plan on taking rideshares or public transportation, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily cheaper. Sometimes, it can also be unreliable. Having to fight your way through the crowd, buy a ticket, and get into a crowded subway like a can of packed sardines can really dampen anyone’s mood.
Wouldn’t you rather have the breeze flowing through your hair as you take shortcuts and whizz through town to get to work? Having a scooter to go places simplifies life.
Travelling is easier
Many of the kick scooters available today are lightweight and foldable.
Because of this, scooters make for a convenient travel essential that can get you from one place to another easily. You can carry your scooter anywhere you want to go, easily go in and out of places while carrying your scooter, and it makes your trip all the more entertaining and fun.
You save money on maintenance
Did we mention you could save money? Well, here’s another reason to own a scooter. You can save money on scooters and pay less in maintenance than with gas-powered vehicles.
You don’t need to charge your scooter either, and you don’t need to send it for regular service. On these two accounts, you save money, too, and who doesn’t like saving money anytime we can? Spare parts for your scooter are also less expensive if you need to get it repaired.
You can get a workout done
Why not kill two birds with one stone? Riding a scooter means you can have better posture. You can strengthen your joints and muscles and get a workout, especially for the lower half of your body.
Riding a scooter activates the joints and muscles that have been dormant when we’ve been sitting all day at the office. The ability to just hop on your scooter and scoot, as well as kick back your legs to move forward, is a low-intensity yet much-needed workout.
With all that money saved, having fewer issues to deal with parking and living space, even getting a quick workout, we’d be hard-pressed not to say that all of this will eventually benefit you emotionally and mentally. You won’t regret your decision to invest in a scooter. Check out the new and improved e-scooters as well, for a modern and cool way to travel.
Author Bio: Justin Miller is a contributor to scootersleuth.com. Over the last eleven years, Justin has spent most of his time outdoors participating in his favourite hobbies including hiking, running, riding scooters, hoverboards, bicycles, skateboards, etc. He also loves to ride around in parks and uses this exercise as a way to boost his mental health and tries to share the benefits with others with the aim of improving their mental health as well.