Parking problems and the unu-discovery of a better way
Imagine driving home on a Friday after a week of hard work only to find that there isn’t any parking space available in your neighbourhood. For many of those living in a city, it does not require much imagination to picture such an event, as it is something that they are forced to experience on a daily basis.
In fact, studies from the UC Berkeley Transportation Research Center estimate that up to 30% of urban traffic is linked to drivers looking for parking. In Germany, it was estimated that 10–15 minutes is spent per car looking for available parking. And if you ever missed out on an important meeting or getting tickets for a show because you couldn’t find a parking spot, you know what we’re talking about.
Additionally, a British study estimated that the average driver spends 2,500+ hours or 106+ days of their life looking for parking; yet, we seem to let this waste persist. Why don’t we try and get this precious time back?
For people driving in a city, the challenges and frustrations of parking are something that have become a far too common occurrence. This problem causes issues not only for people on a professional and personal level, but also acts as a massive stress on urban traffic not to mention the environmental impact.
What many people witness but seldom enjoy is the hassle-free parking and driving experience of scooters (anyone interested in a test drive with an electric scooter check our shop). Combining motor vehicle speed with faster-than-bicycle parking speed, you can imagine there is no faster or fun way to get around. Amsterdam, the city of bikes, has successfully led the way. This speed and convenience translates into less stress from being late, more time for friends and family, and an all-around healthier lifestyle. Add to that the time saved from electric scooters with portable batteries and not having to worry about stops at your local petrol station, and you will end up having more time than you know what to do with.
The “hassle-free” parking does not only help motorists avoid issues with time and congestion, but also avoids a serious strain on one’s wallet. APCOA estimates costs per year on just public parking tickets and parking fines alone are roughly €76 per year for the average German motorists. If you reside and work in a city such as Frankfurt or Berlin, these prices can climb much higher. Die Welt reported that the average day-parking ticket in these two cities are €23 and €16.70, respectively.
In the end, driving an electric scooter does not only save you money on gas, parking problems, fines and more, but also saves you time in traffic and causes less traffic in the end spent looking for parking. More time to concentrate on success stories!