Electric bicycles and scooters are taking a lot of heat. Concerns about
traffic fatalities, terrorised pedestrians, and urban lawlessness have led
a growing chorus of politicians and media commentators to conclude that the
technology should be banned outright. But these critics are missing the
point. Small, portable, electric transportation options are a tremendous
opportunity to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, avoid traffic jams, and
relieve human frustration …
Why the hate on electric scooters?