Many people never learn to balance well on a bike, or find it difficult or impossible because of age or disability. The ease of mounting and dismounting an electric scooter makes it suitable for a wide variety of riders, significantly lowering the barrier for entry for new riders. While seated electric vehicles like pods or mini cars may be more accessible for some, these are expensive, large, bulky, and heavy (let us know if you can find one that can fold and be carried up the stairs). The ease of hopping on and off a scooter also makes it generally more convenient for quick trips and casual rides around town. Riding a scooter doesn’t require any special gear, and you won’t end up with soreness or chafing from an uncomfortable seat too.