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Scooters and Motorbikes

I’ve always been impressed by the hardy souls who ride their scooters and motorbikes in peak hour traffic, rain hail or shine. Now I think maybe they are just cheap…. or smarter than the rest of us?


With the price of gas continuing to rise, people in Urban areas are looking at other options for their daily commute. Motorbikes and Scooters, while not regarded as the safest mode of transport have become increasingly popular among city workers and dwellers as a cheap means of rapid personal transport. Replacing an SUV with a scooter would have to save thousands of dollars a year in gas, but it would be a bit hard in many colder cities in North America!


The above photo is from Sydney, under one of the approach ramps for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.