Well, as you know, nothing in life is truly free. Someone has to be the grown-up and pay the bill. City bikes and e-scooters are sponsored by us taxpayers. I haven’t had the chance to try either myself but it might be fun to try a scooter.
Although… I did hear a rumor that in Stockholm they’d had bad experiences with safety in a similar experiment. And to tell you the truth, whenever I see people riding around on those electric things, moving quickly amongst traffic, bikes or pedestrians with no real suitable lane for their vehicle of choice, I look at the riders and think, “They have no helmets!!”
But it’s funny how the idea of wearing a helmet gradually grew on me: like probably all of you, I too spent my childhood happily riding my bike without a helmet, in blissful ignorance of anything that could go wrong, and some people have pointed out to me that cars back then didn’t even have seat belts in the back seats. (I only remember our car’s door didn’t close properly and there was a hole in the roof, but I don’t recall the seatbelt part.)
Sometimes it would be good to know a bit less. I’m waiting for a selective memory and tidbit erasing service to be invented.
*Edit: apparently the scooters aren’t free, you rent them for a euro! I was a bad blogger and didn’t do my research properly! Something similar goes for the bikes.