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Challenges of Traditional Public and Private Urban TransportationThe challenges associated with extensive public transportation projects are well documented. An article published by Australia’s University of Melbourne puts these challenges into perspective. It says, “Chronic losses of life on roadways, dangerous deterioration in air quality, and worldwide accumulation of atmospheric carbon can no longer resist the challenges of an increased population and its urbanization.” These challenges are partly responsible for the increasing trend where people prefer to use one-person electric vehicles.
Traffic Congestion and Parking Challenges
Environmental Impact and Traffic Noise
Personal and Electric Scooters
The Beginning of Mass Production
The Growth of Electric Scooter Sharing
Introducing the Segway Personal Transporter
Unable To Meet Expectations but Making Micromobility Popular
Electric SkateboardsIntroduced in the 1970s, the Motoboard is seen as the beginning of motorized skateboards. Chris Hudak writes for Wired.com, telling the story of the Motoboard. He reports that this motorized skateboard could reach speeds of up to 30 mph. According to Hudak, the Motoboard was powered by a gasoline-burning engine. He says that the device was operated using a “hand-held trigger throttle that automatically returns to idle when released, and gentle braking is controlled by engine compression.”
The Name Behind the Electric Skateboard
Driving the Popularity of Electronic Skateboards
Importance of Safety When Using One-Person Electric Vehicles
From the various views expressed above, it’s clear that many people are starting to see micromobility as more than a stunt used by those who want to look cool or fit in with the crowd. One-person electric vehicles are becoming a practical alternative for urban transit. This means that users of such vehicles need to guard against accidents that may cause injury or loss of life while riding these vehicles.
One of the primary precautions that should be taken by people using one-person electric vehicles is to ensure that they know how to use such vehicles before they venture into public areas. This should be complemented by wearing proper gear when riding, such as a helmet.
Whenever you ride in public areas, always wear bright colors so that other road users can easily see you.
It is also crucial that you do essential maintenance on your one-person vehicle regularly. This will ensure that important features like the braking system work before you embark on a journey.