Ok so I’m dying to have a scooter, but my dad says I can’t – too dangerous. (Of course he’s the one who rode motorcycles all the time when I was a kid, frequently with me on the back!) I like the idea though of zipping around my neighborhood quickly and easily, and while doing so releasing fewer emissions. Several years ago on a trip to Italy, we borrowed a friend’s scooter and scooted (yes that’s the technical term for riding on a scooter) around Portofino. You know those experiences you never forget? That was one for me. It was beautiful out and I felt like I was in the movie Roman Holiday.
Since conserving our resources and helping the environment is important to me, I liked this post from Ideal Bite about scooters. And apparently there are now electric scooters, I didn’t know that. Cool.
Enjoy your weekend!
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- Less pollution. Eco-friendly scooters produce 80% less
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- Less city traffic. A study in NYC found that if the
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- Skipping the pump. You can plug scooters into your
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- A silent ride. Unlike gas-powered scooters (not to
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