Future Of Transportation
We rarely discuss the future of our transportation as a whole and I do find that quite strange. As the world gets more and more technologically advanced, we are going to need to get places faster, easier, and cheaper.
While I’m sure you’d love to just hop into a teleporting machine and instantly be wherever you wish, that’s not quite possible yet so we have to resort to more “traditional” ways of doing so. It must be said however that using an electric scooter is not yet seen as traditional, but I’m hoping that the world will one day achieve that.
What Do We Have Now?
We have a few ways (actually more than a few) we typically use to get around. Some are more popular than others, but generally they are all used in today’s society.
- Walking – For over 99% of human existence, our main way of getting around was on foot. We have evolved to walk upright! Sure it’s “boring” but there are some benefits. For example, you need not pay for gas or worry about a parking space. It’s even good for your health! So as long it’s a destination point you can reach in your desired time frame, consider walking.
- Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters – This is basically upgraded walking. Still no worries about parking, paying for gas, or lack of physical activity, but you’re going to reach your destination a heck of a lot faster! If you live in a city or a busy place, riding a bike or an electric scooter (adults click here) can be a great way to get around, especially if your destination is too far to be on foot.
- Cars – A double-edged sword. How you feel about this option also depends on what kind of car we’re talking about (regular, electric?) and what sort of environment you live in. Most people are either too lazy to use something else or have a destination that is too far away, so the use of a car can be understood.
- Public Transit – Probably the most hated option on this list is this – public transport. You have to pay, depend on a schedule, and sit in a place you’d rather not be sitting in. It’s completely understandable why you would not like public transit, but for some people it’s the only option.
Which Should You Stick With?
Like I always say, it’s going to depend entirely on what your needs and desires are. I’d estimate that north of 75% of all people would require a car (or feel that they require a car) and the rest can choose from the other three. I would typically recommend using a bike or a scooter if you’re going to walk anyway! You’ll get there faster without losing any of the added benefits of being on foot (parking is up for debate).
Sometimes, you need to get places that aren’t so close that you can just bike to. In those cases, you would probably needs to use public transportation if you are unable to get or maintain a car.
There are so many ways that you can choose to get around with, that it would take me a few days just to list them all. In the end, you’re going to have to find out where to you need to go and how quickly you have to be there.
If you’ve got to get to the other side of town and you’re okay with walking for half a day, then by all means do it!
If for however you’re not okay with losing so much time (or are required to get there faster), then obviously you’ll have to change your outlook.