DailyDirt: Personal Mobility Hasn't Been Perfected Yet…

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There are more ways to get around than ever before. We have cars, buses, trains, planes, bikes, scooters, motorcycles, electric skateboards, electric unicycles, inline skates, roller shoes, and all kinds of wacky devices to move people along sidewalks and around cities. Each of these methods of transportation has its strengths and weaknesses, and it doesn’t look like there’s a one-size-fits-all solution on the horizon. If you’re interested in rideables and other transportation innovations, check out a few of these links.

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Rekrul says:

The other day I saw a guy riding what looked like a miniature Segway with no handle. Just a base and two wheels. I think it’s been mentioned in a past DailyDirt, but I’m too lazy to look it up.

The one problem with all these personal mobility devices is that they’re only practical in fair weather. You really can’t use them in the pouring rain or snow, and you wouldn’t want to use them when it’s freezing out, or during a heat wave. When the conditions out are less than optimal, it makes sense to have the protection of a car.

nasch (profile) says:

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The other day I saw a guy riding what looked like a miniature Segway with no handle. Just a base and two wheels.

Saw one of those at Seattle Center and then saw the same thing but with one wheel! I had never seen or heard of such a thing. The guy was standing on little platforms on either side of the wheel and apparently controlling in by leaning just like these other devices.

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