Cycling is on the rise. Bike shares are popping up in cities across the country. An increasing number of workers are commuting on two wheels. And more folks are pedaling for fresh air and fitness. The number one concern among all of them? Traffic—specifically staying safe when navigating streets busy with cars. More
Since it started getting warm, I find myself fantasizing about riding to work in stiletto heels on a baby blue scooter, scooting around the city without worrying where I am going to park, and completely forgetting about how much gas is going to cost today. I have always loved driving, but since moving to the city, it has become more of a pain in the a$* than an escape or adventure! The streets of Atlanta are very narrow and full of potholes. The drivers don’t know how to stay in their own lanes and are always venturing over into the one next to them for awhile. Oh, and I don’t even need to mention Atlanta Traffic! So, to say the least, I am frustrated, and I envision the scooter being the answer to all of my problems. Plus, it’s gotta be better for your health! A lot more physical activity goes into driving a scooter than a car. Right? And, as a girl, I can not overlook the upside of the possibility of getting a tan while driving to work!
What do you think? I would love to hear anyone’s opinions on owning and driving a scooter in the city. I don’t even know the traffic laws for a scooter. Is it legal to drive through the middle of cars while they are stopped? I always see people doing it, but is it actually legal? What about parking? Is it legal (and more importantly SAFE) to leave your scooter on the sidewalk somewhere? These are the questions that are running through my mind. Someone, please help! 🙂