I ran across the following on AliExpress, selling for $109.73 a pair.
At first glance, it looks like inline skates where the wheels are at the bottom of a sprinted platform. However fatal such an arrangement must be, I was temped.
The reality is somewhat less bad. The wheels and springs are options; you get the boots and both kinds of bases and attach whichever you prefer.
Spotted these juxtaposed signs in Soho… while not wheeled , these signs are wheeled adjacent
I did stop to take the photo, and I’m happy to report I was not issued a summons.
It does say stop twice… so Stop?
That’s “Munich loves bike share”, and that’s also irony.
Müncheners show their regard for dockless bike share.
Somebody in @heidelberg_de loves his or her bike.
Wheeled Thing was lucky to visit Southern France this summer. His favorite thing about France was this sign. “Do not enter, except bikes”. It recognizes that bikes and cars do not have to follow the same rules. No Right Turn Sauf Bikes, No Left Turn Sauf Bikes, Do Not Enter, Sauf Bikes.
Tour de France!
French engineering at its finest!
They announced this a month ago but I’m hearing about it only now. For $400 you can pre-order a pair of Segway skates (or ‘personal rolling transport products’).
Segway-Ninebot W1 Skates
As best I can tell, there’s one wheel under each foot, and they’re like motorized Heelys, with the addition of Segway’s auto-balancing technology. They weigh about 7.7 pounds (3.5 kg) per skate, and they’re physically large enough that they won’t fit in any kind of normal backpack. Maximum speed is rated at roughly 7.5 mph and the battery lasts around 45 minutes depending on “riding” style and road conditions.
The concept of summer camp was apparently invented at the Chautaqua Institute, where they continue to offer day camp to this day. Cars are not used here; kids as young as four or five years old ride themselves to camp every morning on bicycles. This is one of several clusters of kids’ bikes parked at camp in the morning when everybody arrives.
The official launch was only two weeks ago but I’m pretty sure the bikes showed up the the app before then. They may have had a soft launch about a month ago to see whether or not people tossed all the bikes into the Hudson. Answer: not yet.
I’ve seen on their app that these bikes are dotted around the rivertowns but over the weekend I spotted one in real life for the first time, in White Plains.