Personal urban transport

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There are many options for Personal urban transport for moving around cities and towns.

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[edit] Walking

Walking is a slow but natural form of transport. It also provides very good exercise that doesn't put too much stress on your body.

Advantages:

  • Low impact and stress on body
  • No additional equipment required (although suitable shoes are a good idea)
  • You see a lot more of your surroundings

Disadvantages:

  • Slow speed, around 5km/h
  • Getting wet if it rains - carry an umbrella if rain is possible.

[edit] Running

Running can be used as an urban transport option but it is difficulty to carry many personal items and a shower and change of clothes at your destination is necessary.

[edit] Skateboards

Skateboards can be useful for travelling short distances. However, they have the following disadvantages:

  • high skill level required - very easy to fall off
  • no brakes - its difficult to go down even moderate inclines
  • they require a lot of space to turn

[edit] Electric skateboards

Electric skateboards can be used to travel short distances (e.g. up to 5km). The motor can also function as a brake which is an advantage for travelling down hills.

Disadvantages:

  • The battery and motor makes them heavy to carry
  • High skill level to operate
  • Expensive

[edit] Bicycles

[edit] Folding bikes

[edit] e-Bikes

e-Bikes such as the Gocycle G2R electric bike are useful for urban transport. They have an electric motor to assist pedaling and reduce rider effort.

Advantages:

  • Less exertion required compared to cycling - you can get to your location without getting sweaty and therefore wear business and/or street clothes
  • Folding versions can be carried on all forms of public transport

Disadvantages:

  • Range under power of 30-50km
  • Heavier than a bicycle - electric motor and battery adds 5-10kg of weight
  • Can be expensive

[edit] Scooters

[edit] eScooters

[edit] Cars

[edit] Electric cars


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