Wall Street Journal, by Andrew Tangel September 22, 2015
New Yorkers Find New Ways to Roll
Self-balancing scooters, electric unicycles and other personal transportation gadgets take the city
“You’re going to get fat!” one passerby told Jeremy Epstein, 27 years old, while he rode his in Manhattan.
If two wheels are one too many, riders such as Keith Fridia, who turns 45 on Tuesday, opt for electric unicycles to buzz around. “One wheel—like the Jetsons,” said Mr. Fridia, a barber who lives in Brooklyn. “I do feel like I’m in the future.”
Riders of Citi Bikes, personal bicycles and foot-powered scooters can get a boost with a ShareRoller, a motorized device that attaches to the handlebars and moves the front wheel.
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