What Are the Top 10 Most Scooter Friendly Cities in the US?

by Richard
(Maryland, USA)

Hi Kathi,

I happened upon your webpage and like it best amongst the many I've perused in the past few months.

My scootering began just this January, though I've been restoring an old moped I ran years ago. Needless to say I love scootering. It's a Chinese scooter and I've read all of the nightmare stories, but mine has been perfect for the first 1100 miles.

Anyway, I live in Maryland and will retire in six years. I'm considering relocating after retirement if I found a very scooter friendly city/town/state. I haven't found any resource telling me what is "the most friendly scooter city in the U.S". Do you know what is perhaps a top-ten list? Maryland is pretty good because most state roads have excellent shoulders and are well-maintained. The weather isn't the greatest though. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Jan 13, 2011
Only way to see the island!
by: Anonymous


Oct 25, 2009
My Vote for A Top Scooter City
by: Artist Bob

If we are going to have a straw vote on this, Then my vote goes for Santa Cruz, CA. A beautiful coastal city, ideal climate, good roads for scootering, and there are scooter shops to service your wheels. It is a small enough city to feel like a town, but large enough to provide you with all the services you need. UC Santa Cruz is there encouraging student riders, and there is an established Scooter Club for group activities. (PS: I am NOT a member of the Chamber of Commerce.)

Apr 16, 2009
Great Question!
by: Richard

That might make a great new article for the site, Richard. I'll start working on it. But for now, I'm guessing the southwest, where the sun shines most of the year and it rarely gets too cold, might be a great choice. It's pretty good here in Boise, which is high desert too, though it does get cold and sometimes snowy for a couple of months during the winter.

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