In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of cyclists switching to electric scooters as an alternative form of transportation. In many cities, electric scooters are becoming more widely available and attractive to commuters due to their ease of use, relatively low cost, and low risk of theft. Additionally, electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular among cyclists seeking an affordable and convenient way to commute.

But one reason to make the switch to an e-scooter often goes overlooked, security.

Bicycles are often targeted by thieves due to their compact size and portability. Thieves may use a variety of methods to steal bicycles, including cutting locks, cutting chains and cables, or simply picking the lock. Additionally, expensive bicycles with advanced security measures may still be targeted by those with the necessary skill and tools.

When it comes to theft, an scooter has many advantages over a bicycle. Scooters are typically smaller, more compact, and more difficult to spot than a bicycle. That makes it less enticing for potential thieves. Additionally, scooters can often be brought inside or otherwise secured, making them more difficult to steal. It’s much easier to keep your escooter at your side when going into your office or even a cafe or restaurant.

May 18, 2023 — Beth MacGinty