The WalkSmart Commute: 6 reasons why eScootering is the best way to commute!
Posted 4th December 2020. Category: General.
Commuting can be a time-consuming and infuriating time of the day. Whether it is back and forth work, school, uni or just catching up with friends, it’s something that we all do.
But this summer, electric scooters have landed in Canberra! And there has never been a better way to get around our beautiful city! Commute with WalkSmart!
Motorised scooters beat other forms of commuting in almost every category. In this blog post, we’ll go through the reasons why using an electric scooter for commuting is far better than every other commuting option!
In this blog, we will go through these different options available for Segway Ninebot Max owners:
- Financial Saving
- Time Saving
Electric scooters are small, lightweight and nimble. Pop out your front door and ride directly into your location, whether it's the office, or a uni lecture - ride door-to-door! There is no need to find parking, rely on traffic conditions, or pay for public transport, just unfold and go!
Electric scooters can travel up 25km/h legally in the ACT, which is plenty fast for the hundreds of bike lanes around the city. Despite a slower speed than cars, and some public transport, often eScooters are faster when taking into account door-to-door travel time and the ability to take a direct route.
There is no doubt motorised scooters save you money on commuting. Switch away from public transport, parking or car ownership and ride electric.
Motorised scooters allow individuals in Canberra to take a direct route of travel, saving time. It is a door-to-door form of transport, so often it is far quicker than driving, car sharing or public transport when taking into account auxiliarily time.
Using motorised scooters, free yourself from parking restrictions, public transport timetables and peak hour. Be flexible and travel when you want, when you need.
Riding an e Scooter throughout Canberra can be one of the most delighting experiences, whether it's around Lake Burley Griffin, or through Civic center, there is no better city with better riding infrastructure than Canberra.
So you’ve heard about all the up’s, now here are the drawbacks to riding an electric scooter through Canberra. Firstly, the weather can make things more difficult - in the winter months riding with gloves and thicker clothing is preferred. If it’s raining, a raincoat is required - It can become quite miserable!
The upfront cost of purchasing an eScooter can be high, between $700 - $1200. However, get a good brand and model and it will keep its resale value over time!
eScooters will need servicing and maintenance. Thankfully, this cost can be very low, especially on some eScooters designed for commuting! Be careful commuting on eScooters in the performance category, or brands that are less known - they are often more servicing intensive and can be costly over time.
There is no doubt motorised scooters are changing the face of transport in Canberra, revolutionising the way Canberrians get around. Get advice before purchasing, so you can buy the right eScooter for you!
Please feel free to check our latetst collections of escooters if you intend to buy one the e-scooter this season.
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WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.