E-Scooters and Urban Mobility: Taking a Cue from the Streets of Paris

Lately, electric scooters have become a symbol of modern transport. They are rampant in big urban cities such as Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain), among others.



10/20/20202 min read

Lately, electric scooters have become a symbol of modern transport. They are quite rampant in big urban cities such as Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), among others. The trend looks set to move in an upward direction, but hey, while it may seem that this recent boom in popularity is excellent, especially in cities like Paris, we can’t deny the fact that many remain unconvinced.

Nevertheless, transport and logistics have been a very important sector in every economy and has been quite challenging, with bad roads, traffic, bad drivers, carbon emissions, among others, being factors disrupting easy mobility and affecting the environment. Globally, transportation generates about 14% of all greenhouse gases, much of it for personal transportation.

However, in a bid to reduce emissions, create a cleaner environment, and a safer planet, as well as create mobility alternatives, many cities have been investing in ride-sharing systems. And of course, electric scooters have joined the trend, much evident in cities like Paris. For tech and mobility start-ups, Paris was a better target. The population of that region is over 10 million and it always plays host to millions of tourists every year - each one is a potential customer.

Taking A Cue

The Nigerian environment is a major factor in human survival, hence we are all saddled with the responsibilities to do everything to protect it, especially in the area of transportation, since it is one of the key sectors that keep our daily activities running. The emergence of e-scooters could have the potential to solve some of the transport challenges confronting urban and sub-urban communities in Nigeria. The e-scooters would also increase accessibility to personally-driven transport options, reduce environmental hazards, and save money since it is cost-effective.

More so, public transit systems need to be redesigned to better integrate and leverage emerging micro- mobility networks. Besides, e-scooters are so efficient that you could burn about nine times as much energy walking and about four times as much energy bicycling the same distance.

Nonetheless, embracing micro-mobility and reducing the use of automobiles, especially in tertiary institutions and residential estates is very germane in the Nigeria of today. This is because electric scooters are eco-friendly, fun to ride, and efficient for the movement of people within these communities.

At Trekk, we believe in a beautiful climate, a cleaner environment, and a safer planet; the impacts would be felt soon through the Trekk Scooters.