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Old 04-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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First check local laws for width of vehicle and seat height. Next consider dealer support for parts and service. Count how many times you will need to stop for traffic or change lanes to make turns. A mountain bike with a motor may be a good option. A velomobile will likely have a low seat height that could be a disadvantage in traffic. Many scooters have 10" wheels and automatic transmissions. Look for something with 12" wheels and a gearbox. An electric scooter will have less range but does not need a transmission.
Any choice should include good lighting and streamlining. See the posts in the Alternative Transportation section.
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