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Tiny Vehicles May Be Next Wave Of Urban Transportation

More and more people are turning to what some call “Tiny Vehicles” for their commute to work or short errands. 

These electric-powered unicycles, scooters, skateboards, and folding bikes are the perfect alternative to getting in a car, hunting for parking, and adding greenhouse gasses to the environment. 

Many combine them with mass-transit, making the trip from the train to the office shorter than a bus ride and less sweaty than a bike ride. 

Benjamin Schneider of The Atlantic’s Citylab tells us why we should take these silly vehicles seriously.   

GUEST: Benjamin Schneider, Editorial Fellow at The Atlantic's CityLab

LEARN MORE: 

Why Little Vehicles Will Conquer The City (Citylab)

Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport-if it wasn’t for stupid humans (WaPo)

Electric-scooter companies conquer with a simple strategy: Act first, answer questions later (WaPo)

Have A Go (tiny vehicles website)

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