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What remains has class and quality – Zürich, Zürich

The Zurich doubted this spring, was even a little offended: by the Absence of the E-Trottinette in his beautiful city. In the autumn, had joined Zurich under the Large. Thanks to the Hype of shared electric scooters: New York, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Zurich! To Los Angeles the Trottinette of Lime were soon in Zurich. As the first city in Europe! Competitor Bird. But then the other one disappeared into the winter break and came back, the others were cancelled because of accident risk, and were no longer seen.

A stroke of luck that this week's Flash has taken up his service: 550 Trottinette for Zürich, so many of them there were.

freedom on two Rädli

The Free-Floating electric scooter – despite his less-than-aesthetic, right-angled hanging Outside often carelessly rejected or overturned, and, therefore, usually in such a way that It flatters the Zurich citizens and people of Zurich. It confirms that you are faster than others (such as the Bernese), smarter (all of the Start-ups, Zurich: a Smart City!) and all of the other always a step ahead. The Elektrotrotti, it is a total zürcher skills thing.

The scooter is not flattering to us, but it also makes us free. The Jörg Beckmann, transport sociologist and Director of the mobility Academy TCS: "freedom to obtain from the mercy says, at least loose clock schedule." Twenty, thirty years ago, we had no other option than the private car. "Now we have, thanks to split-scooters, bicycles and cars are more opportunities than ever before."

In his analysis, Beckmann large-looks quickly to the fact that freedom from the clock-face timetable in Zurich without a car has long been a reality: since the Trams in 7 minutes drive. Scooter or tram ride, it is just as easy.

A city is not made for the Trotti

The Scooters of Zurich, Zurich, are also available for the Scooters: perfect roads, flawless deck coverings, and precision machined drive-on ramps, bike paths, and strips. Wim Ouboter, CEO of Micro Mobility, said: "In Switzerland we have sold, therefore, in relation to the population of most Scooters." The Küsnachter know a reasonable Argument as to why the scooter is simply to Zurich: "Because it was invented here." Ouboter, the inventor of the Scooter, lived in the Zurich Seefeld, as he searched for a way to quickly and practically to come to the star Grill. The route was too long for Running and too short for the bike. Ouboter developed the foldable Mini-scooters, and sparked the nearly twenty years of a global Boom.

And now, electrically and via a Smartphone divided, his scooter back to the birthplace, as part of the Sharing Economy wave. With the "Economy" is the Interesting part of it. Cars and bikes and vacuum cleaner a good distinguishing characteristic for Lifestyle-Eco-Zurich – and-electric-scooter-Driving is not cheap.

dog barking, sardonic Grin

But it is not suitable for a status symbol? Sociologist Beckmann, in all the euphoria, thoughtful. The most important issue is the E-scooter actually not yet clarified: "do I make myself the hero or the monkeys?"

You have already experienced yourself, the shadow pages of the E-scooter: dogs barking at a suspicious, their owners laugh sardonically. The fear in the West look like this Yellow on their Segway scooters. Walter Beller drives with a three-wheeled Version of the construction sites, does not make it better.

Mark van Huisseling is the thing clear. "Electro-trottinette is a practical thing. This is the good news," says of the in style questions-versed in Zurich author. "The less good: Practically the opposite of sexy is." The same is true for clothes, Huisseling. So considered, it must unfortunately be said that Trottinette fit to Zurich. We want to contradict, but Huisseling is not over yet: "You should, if it is older than eight years, generally not more scooter ride. Unless you are working on an aircraft carrier. Or in a warehouse of Amazon." Our style expert, Bettina Weber agrees: "It looks stupid. And hard. And so original, and the youth tensed up." An adult could do on a skateboard is quite a case, she wrote, never once in this newspaper, "on a scooter".

Wim Ouboter, of course, different: "It's not cool, but Fun and time-saving in combination with the public TRANSPORT."

Typical Züri!

As always, thanks to the Zurich Reglementierungswut (since this week is ten francs per Leihgefährt on a monthly basis on Zurich's streets due and payable) have disappeared after the collapse of the yellow O-Bikes the green bikes Lime from the Zurich streets.

It's like the Golden boat rental house lake, the extra for Zurich, developed the Cobra-Tram, or the Zürcher post "Millennium" in the civil engineering Department of black and simply provide for a "calm, open, elegant town image": What remains, has class and quality – for Zurich, from Zurich. Are the black and white reliable rental electric bicycles of the Zurich provider Smide, the Publibikes of the city and the black, a smart Scooter of the Flash, the braking on the lakeside promenade and the six ring space can be parked. Everything smart, everything is world class, but not very colorful – typical Züri.

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Created: 01.04.2019, 21:01 Uhr

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