We are an older generation of riders (former car owners) and love the freedom that our scooters give us. This will be our third summer using them. Retired for a few years now, our lifestyle centres on our family, our neighbourhood and our city. We have no need for a car, and no longer own one. When the journey is further than our feet will take us, our scooters are our preferred means of transport.
They are our wheels for shopping, for family visits and for recreation. Backpacks comfortably hold the groceries on our early morning trips. The excellent bike paths on Bloor East and Bloor West make for safe excursions to visit the grandkids. And we have travelled the trails that encircle the city — west, north and east. In Tommy Thompson Park we got to meet with and learn from the birders who see and gather images of the wildlife on the Spit, and we have enjoyed the Humber Valley and the Don Valley several times.
Before COVID we were able to collapse our scooters and travel via TTC to these parks and trails. We would pack a lunch and travel on a non-weekend days to avoid the crowds. Now we’re looking forward to when we can travel on the TTC again. With second vaccine shots already in our arms, we hope that will be soon.