Spokes(Wo)Man

Scared of traffic ? No bike infrastructure ? Too Far ? Helmet hair ?

 

Fuck it, ride anyway

Firefly

No, not that Firefly !

Ahh, good times though...

Nope, this Firefly is a terrific invention which turns a manual wheelchair into an electric scooter.

 From riomobility.com

From riomobility.com

It looks pretty quick to attach and detach as required; and I thought of the guy from my bus (see earlier post) who sometimes has to wheel himself home because the buses on our route often aren't wheelchair accessible. Sprocketman and I saw him miles from the train station the other day, about an hour's walk as I know from experience. I wonder if something like this would  change his life for the better ? 

And imagine if he had this, and safe and separated bike lanes to roll down ? True independence; as long as you remember to charge your battery ! Trust me, been there ...