This past weekend, e-scooters invaded Chicago.
As I was waiting for the bus following a walk with a girlfriend through her trendy neighborhood, I chatted with a couple who approached the intersection at the same time, scooters at their sides. I asked how they liked them, and in one breath, they unloaded their complaints: “the app didn’t work, the scooters were unreliable, they didn’t feel safe, don’t use them!”
If you know me at all, you already know you will never see me on an electric scooter. I don’t ride a bike in Chicago, either, as for me, the potential upside doesn’t outweigh the potential for injury!
When you make a career out of evaluating risk, my stance probably isn’t a surprise. Knowledge, though, is only one measure of our tolerance for risk - our experience and our biology are uniquely individual bases for weighing risk, too.
How is your tolerance for risk? Will you use electric scooters when they invade your community? Let me know in the comments below!
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