I had a short conversation with a colleague today about why I and another colleague both love riding scooters: the economy, the fun or riding, the chic simplicity of it. Her question was “Why don’t more people do this?”

America is such an odd place. We pave the way in so many areas, yet when you compare us to Europe or Asia (whole continents, mind you), we’ve completely missed the boat on scooters until just this last season. I’m really hoping that gas prices and practicality converge again this summer to continue the upward trend in scooter sales.

Nathaniel Salzman