Personal urban transport

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There are many options for Personal urban transport for moving around cities and towns.



Walking is a slow but natural form of transport. It also provides good exercise that doesn't put too much stress on your body.


Running can be used as an urban transport option but it is difficulty to carry many personal items and a shower and change of clothes at your destination is necessary.


Skateboards can be useful for travelling short distances. However, they have the following disadvantages:

  • high skill level required - very easy to fall off
  • no brakes - its difficult to go down even moderate inclines
  • they require a lot of space to turn

Electric skateboards

Electric skateboards can be used to travel short distances (e.g. up to 5km). The motor can also function as a brake which is an advantage for travelling down hills.


  • The battery and motor makes them heavy to carry
  • High skill level to operate
  • Expensive


Folding bikes





Electric cars

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