Will America ever get urban transit right?

March 08, 2020

Will America ever get urban transit right?

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There are a thousand reasons for that which I could name and which would wash over you as typical green-policy moralizing about street design, emissions, car culture, transit, and so on and so on. These are all important, but I don’t think they’re what make people love Boosted boards. I think it’s something much more primal and relatable: freedom.

Indulge me for a second: I just bought a regular non-electric bicycle to ride around my city last weekend and it took just a few rides for me to remember why I love commuting by bike so much. It connects you to a city in a way that other modes of transportation like cars, buses, subways, and even walking cannot. Boosted boards and electric scooters and all manner of other personal mobility gadgets do the same thing read more.........