Obligatory touristic pic of my Scoot at the Painted Ladies.
I love scooters.
There's really nothing like the feeling of riding around town on a zippy scooter, the wind in your face, all of your senses activated. There's something romantic and whimsical about scooters. The final scene from "Amelie" encapsulates some of that for me.
San Francisco is a fantastic town to own a scooter in. At under 49 square miles, most spots in the city are accessible in just a few minutes by scooter. And with parking at a premium, being able to just slip your skinny two-wheeled vehicle in between parked cars makes getting anywhere incredibly convenient.
The company Scoot Networks has made riding a scooter accessible to lots more people with their fleet of rentable electric scooters all over the city. Started in 2012 with just 60 scooters in Soma, Scoot Networks now boasts a fleet of 100+ scooters and parking spots all over the city, from the Marina to the Richmond to the Outer Mission.