The Electric Scooter Gender Gap

Men are twice as likely to ride electric scooters and related small, electric assist vehicles, according to new research.

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December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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All forms of electric-assist, micromobility vehicles (e.g., electric scooters, bikes, Segways, etc.) draw many more men than women in every city in the United States, according to an article by Laura Bliss.

Bliss is sharing new research published in Transport Findings, written by Kevin J. Krizek and Nancy McGuckin. As noted by Bliss, the new research is consistent with the findings of local studies about scooter use in Portland and Austin. "And the danger factor of micromobility appears to be the main barrier to adoption, both in terms of the vehicles themselves and the infrastructure they rely on. "

According to Bliss, there is one pattern that stands out from the findings: "Men are twice as likely as women to say that they’d used a little vehicle for a trip."

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