New Ways to Commute


In recent history, the way people commute from one place to another has been evolving. While we are all familiar with traditional cars, trains, taxis, Uber/Lyft, and buses, there are new ways that are changing how you might get around.

Easy to rent and ride, dockless bikes and scooters are gaining traction in cities across the country. The price model works like a taxi to an extent, in which a person pays a flat fee to obtain the bike/scooter, and then pays per minute. Once you are finished, you simply leave the bike and the company comes and picks it up. Companies, like Lime, have apps that allow the user to easily find a bike/scooter. The bikes are available as a traditional pedal bike, or what Lime calls e-assist, which isn’t fully electric, but it makes the rides much easier. The scooters are electric, and go 15 MPH for up to 20 miles.

Dockless bikes and scooters have done well in markets of people in urban cities as well as tourists – people who want to get around quickly, while also seeing sites. These convenient modes of transportation also cater to those who take the subway/train around, like in New York or Chicago, saving them from walking the rest of their commute home.

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