Les 7 bonnes raisons de faire de la trottinette

7 good reasons to use a scooter over your car!

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Adult scooters are rapidly gaining in popularity! Only recently come to be considered as a viable mode of urban transport, it is no longer surprising to see adults riding about on scooters.

If you're still not sure about them, here's 7 good reasons to use a scooter over your car!

 

 

#1 ADULT SCOOTERING IS A SPORT

Scootering is a practical daily physical activity, unlike driving a car. Scootering as a sport is still quite rare, so there's absolutely no need to wear sports clothing! No time to hit the gym every week between work, kids, and hobbies? Get on your scooter and transform your daily journeys into calorie burners!

La trottinette c'est aussi du sport

 

#2 TRAVEL MORE QUICKLY ON A SCOOTER!

On a scooter, you move on average 2-3 times faster than on foot through the town centre. Average speed can be between 12-20 km/h. Faster than a car in rush hour, you can scooter along pavements and pedestrian routes, avoiding traffic jams and not wasting any time looking for somewhere to park. Wearing a helmet is recommended (like for cycling): "prevention is better than cure" as they say!

 

#3 SCOOTERS FOLLOW THE PEDESTRIAN HIGHWAY CODE

Scootering falls under the same rules as for pedestrians and skaters. Very practical for travelling around town and city centres! You can travel on pavements and use pedestrian routes without any problems. Also be aware of pedestrians who will be travelling more slowly than you and use common sense when scootering.

la trottinette comme piéton pour le code de la route

 

#4 AVOID TRAFFIC JAMS!

Traffic jams, we've all been stuck in them on the commute to work, we never really get used to them and they always add at least half an hour on the way home! Using a scooter instead of a car frees you from the stress of urban driving. If you live several miles from your workplace, why not travel partway in your car or on public transport, and then travel the rest of the way by scooter. You can then relax, out of the traffic and gliding about town!

 

#5 COMBINING SCOOTERING WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Most adult scooter models are folding and weigh between 3-5 kg. You can scooter from your home to the bus stop or train station, fold the scooter in a matter of seconds, and hold it like a bag on the underground, bus, or train! It's as simple as that, and it's called Easyfold!

Trottinette et transports en commun

 

#6 SCOOTERS DON'T NEED PARKING!

If you've chosen to use a scooter as a mode of urban transport, you'll save time by not needing to scour the streets for a parking spot! You can simply fold it, take it to work with you, and store it like an umbrella. And you don't even run the risk of having it stolen...

 

#7 IT'S ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Scootering instead of driving every day helps preserve the environment and reduce pollution. Use a mode of transport like a scooter and gradually reduce the use of oil!

 

Take the plunge, try scootering to take on the urban jungle and discover our mini guide to making the most of urban scootering! If you're still not sure, ask your friends who already use a scooter. Try an adult scooter, and you'll be hooked!

Olivier Butel
Digital Leader Oxelo
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