Scooter-Sharing Solves the Last-Mile Problem Better than Ride-Sharing

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Oct 26 2018

Ride-share companies have exploded in popularity over the last few years, becoming a staple of city life. The appeal of a ride-share service is that it provides a solution to what’s known in transportation as the “last-mile” problem. Last-mile refers to the difficulty of getting people from a transportation hub to their final destination. A Shared Mobility Survey from 2018, conducted by the Transit Cooperative Research Program, found that nearly 13% of respondents frequently combined ride-sharing with public transportation to make their trips.[1]

 

There are drawbacks, however, to ride-shares that make recently launched scooter-sharing services more attractive. Hailing a ride-share can be expensive — especially during “peak times” — negating savings from riding public transportation. Plus, waiting around for a car to show up still takes time, causing frustration. Since ride-shares are subject to traffic conditions, congestion can delay the passengers’ arrival and make them late. Luckily for commuters in many metropolitan areas, there’s a better option to get around: KickScooters “Powered by Segway”.

 

Within the last year, electric scooter-sharing operations launched in cities like Austin, Dallas, Santa Monica, and Baltimore to immense fanfare. It’s nearly impossible to walk down one of these city streets and not see someone zipping by on a shareable scooter at speeds up to 12 mph. Scooter-sharing operations around the country, and the world, have turned to scooters that are Powered by Segway to provide the finest in electric transportation devices.

 

What makes scooter-sharing the go-to choice for commuters is the devices are lightweight, nimble, easy to use, and powered by an electric motor, so they require minimal physical exertion. Additionally, unlike similar bicycle-sharing operations, scooter-sharing often doesn’t require the vehicles to be parked at a special station. Users locate the nearest scooter using a GPS-enabled mobile app, hop on, ride straight to their destination doorstep per local ordinances, and leave the scooter on the sidewalk for the next user. Payment is made directly through the app.

 

Scooter-sharing is ideal for traveling distances that are too far to walk but too short to drive (or ride-share), making it the superior solution to the last-mile problem. Segway Inc. has been in business for 17 years, providing the best personal transportation devices on the planet and is a name synonymous with mobility. Our experience in moving people is why the KickScooter “Powered by Segway” is rapidly becoming the scooter-sharing industry’s leading electric scooter. We’ve engineered our devices to deliver great speed, extended range, and rear shock absorption for a more comfortable ride, so commuters experience an enjoyable trip to their final destination, wherever it may be.

 

Learn more about the KickScooter Powered by Segway today!

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Ride-share companies have exploded in popularity over the last few years, becoming a staple of city life. The appeal of a ride-share service is that it provides a solution to what’s known in transportation as the “last-mile” problem. Last-mile refers to the difficulty of getting people from a transportation hub to their final destination." data-share-imageurl="">