Bikes and Scooters and Segways; oh my!
Automotive Alternatives or What to Ride After You Sell Your Car
As New Yorkers become more green minded in their daily routines, pedestrians and drivers alike are noticing more bicycles, motorized scooters, and even Segways on city streets and sidewalks. Rickshaws are clogging city streets. Bicycle-only lanes are now opening one after another. We opened the High Line Park just last year. There is a movement going on right now, one we will surely look back on someday as the beginning of the end of automotive transportation as we know it.
Obviously there are plenty of alternatives to cars. Let’s take a look at some best car alternatives out there. Why drive an expensive, gas-guzzling, environment-polluting, parking nightmare when you can be uber hip and cool riding one of these:
Bikes and Bicycles; Still the Number One Car Alternative
When one sells the the car that brought them to New York City, they usually take their money to the nearest bike shop. With a zero carbon footprint, low cost, and the benefits of exercise, it is a solid option for New Yorkers or anyone who lives in one of the USA’s most walkable cities.
Ultra Smart Vehicle: Perfect for a Commuter
Check out this USV or Ultra Smart Vehicle or Electric Bike! It has a 20 mile range on the battery alone and costs $0.07 to fill up. Loaded with everything you will need to make commuting a refreshing, cost effective experience- comfortable and safe front and rear Fox suspension, disk brakes, powerful 500w motor, and Kevlar reinforced tires to keep you rolling over sharp stuff (like glass!) Have a long commute? No problem. You can add a 20ah lithium-ion battery that will more than double your range! All shiny and with your choice of paint colors almost any used car can be sold to match the $5,995 price tag. ,.
Though the benefits of riding a bike are huge, the bicycle is not for everyone, so we shall move on.
Motorized scooters get incredible gas mileage that some estimate between 70 and 100 mpg. India, the world’s 2nd most populated country, sold over 85% more in April 2010, then in April 2009.
We are seeing their numbers obviously jump in New York too. One can plainly see more and more parked on the city streets and in city parking garages everyday. There are two schools of thought with scooters: New and vintage.
The XB-562 Deluxe High Powered Personal Transportation Scooter comes complete with everything that allows it to live up to it’s name! With headlights, tail lights, blinkers, horn, key lock ignition & has a lockable trunk box for storing items. The trunk can be used as an ice chest to carry your drinks & ice. It is is capable of running up to 4 hours on a single charge and the smart charger that is included with each scooter can charge the batteries in 1 to 3 hours and have it ready to go for another day of fun. The XB-562 will cruise you at 17 – 21 MPH and can be used both during the day and at night.
Even more amazing, this scotter will only debit your ATM card a measly $549.00
Within the idea of the tradition and culture of the past, Vespa, the well known Italian Scooter company, continues to offer invention and modernity with new scooters. An exceptional average fuel economy of 70 mpg means you’ll dip into your wallet far less frequently than even public transportation users as an average of just $8 fills up your tank. With models ranging from $3,200 to almost $7,000 and many accessories as well, Vespa Scooters are a stylish alternative to owning a car.
Go Vintage and Uber Cool!
Nothing says “cool” quite like a vintage Vespa. Depending on how handy you are with a set of tools, finding the unique vintage ride can begin anywhere from a junkyard for a project that needs working on to simple online shopping that can find you a perfectly restored vintage beauty. For example, the 1966 Italian original pictured above has been completely restored and can be yours for $2,950.
Once considered a toy for the rich, the Segway now lends itself to the masses. While we don’t see them clogging the sidewalks of New York just yet, be assured they are on their way to making more of an impact. Especially now that their original listing prices of 8 years ago have become quite affordable. Of course, just a plain old Segway might not do; even when you have a Segway, you can still “pimp” your ride:
Check out the Segway Junkyard in California where they have many versions of decked out customized Segaways and pall the parts and fixens to do it yourself!
The bottom line is that there are more and more great alternatives to owning a car these days and more reasons than ever to sell your car!