The Congolese kick scooter

A Chukudu driver (called a chukudeur) rides his Goma-spun delivery contraption down Boulevard Kanyamuhanga in Goma, DRC. If you have freight to transport, consider the Chukudu scooter from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Chukudus are hand made wooden scooters that are an important part of the Congolese economy. ...
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How scooters can help the environment

The dangers of climate change and the importance of reducing carbon emissions has been recognized since the mid 1980s culminating in the UN forming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988. Now almost two decades into the 21st century there has been real progress, but much work remains to be done. Just where are we in the...
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A brief history of scooters

While electric scooters are brand new did you know that both kick scooters and motorized scooters existed over one hundred years ago? Scooter like devices such as the dandy-horse have existed since 1818 when they were patented in Germany as a "walking machine." These devices kept their large wheels and evolved into bicycl...
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