Aloha Lovely Readers,
I am so excited to tell you that I am soon to be the owner of this spiffy new scooter!
Every season offers its own special treats for engaging the senses. I’ve always loved Autumn with its golden orange leaves just perfect for crunching. So it probably won’t surprise you to know that for weeks now I have been longing to “take a walk” in gorgeous Kapiolani park (check out the slide show above),and bask in the beauty of the cooler days of Autumn. The park (which is close to the zoo and the aquarium) is lined with festive pink and yellow Shower trees and stately Banyons, and is a feast for the senses as well as the soul. I love the views up to Diamond Head on one side and glimpses of tropical blue Pacific Ocean on the other. Even though I live ‘a stones throw’ away from this semi-urban oasis,I am not yet able to walk there and still have enough leg power left to actually take a walk in the park.:( And parking, especially around sunset, can be a problem. So who’s a temporarily disabled girl like me gonna call? Why developer/designer Peter Treadway and Acton M Scooter to the rescue of course.
Unlike a regular bike, which I can’t ride yet, “the Acton M scooter can handle grass, dirt and pavement, and “is compact enough and maneuverable enough at low speeds that you could drive it through a crowd of people without causing all kinds of chaos.” According to reviewer Jason Torchinsky on Jalopnik.com, one could drive it into a building, and right onto an elevator. It gets even better because the scooter, which has a retractable seat, folds up into the size of a medium suitcase, and can be placed under a desk or in a car trunk. So if you live in a large, dense city, it could function as your daily commuting vehicle, possibly used in conjunction with public transport. It could also make sense on college campuses or any number of large-area places. Needless to say, I can’t wait to give it a try and to let you know how it goes! Freedom here I come.
Big Hugs and happy post Thanksgiving,
ps. A great big thank you to the visionaries at Kickstarter, and all of you who believed in Acton M, for making projects like this not just possible, but probable and hopefully profitable!