Top 10 Commuter-Friendly Cities & How to Make Your Commute Easier

A recent study of traffic in the United States found that the average driving commuter spends between 42 and nearly 70 hours per year sitting in traffic, costing them between $1000 and $1500 in lost time revenue. That isn’t even counting the reduced gas mileage or the wear and tear on both their vehicles and their positive outlook. While many cities are working to restructure their public transportation systems to accommodate more distances, reliability and access, there’s only so much that can be done with existing infrastructure. And change takes time. Which is why the list below doesn’t vary much from year to year.

 

10 Best Cities in the United States for Public Transportation

  1. Washington, DC
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. New York, NY
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Jersey City, NJ
  8. Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Oakland, CA

Making It Work…

Even in cities with less than adequate systems, there are always folks who still try to make the system work: parking their cars at the hubs; but what if parking isn’t properly protected?  Some folks ride their bikes to catch the bus or train, but then you either have to be lucky enough to get a lockable space, or wrangle the bulky bicycle into the crowd. Or you could try and be extra healthy and walk, only to show up at a business meeting sunburned and sweaty. But what if there was a way to take advantage of public transportation and avoid all the normal pitfalls? Well, that’s where we come in.

What’s the Alternative?

EcoReco Scooters are battery-operated, portable and easy to ride and charge. They quickly and easily fold down into 3’x1’x6”, small enough to slip effortlessly under a table or desk, where you can recharge them with a standard AC outlet. One single charge can take the average user between 10 and 20 miles, at up to 20 miles per hour! That’s faster than walking, plus, you don’t show up at your next stop all sweaty and unpresentable. Did we mention they’re safe for the environment? Because they’re battery-powered, there’s no emissions, no accidental spills when filling up at the gas station, and our rechargeable batteries are truly incredible. For the S-series, we have the rapid-charging Li-ion battery. And on our most popular M-series, the Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery is non-toxic and actually runs cooler than other rechargeable devices. And all this for less than the cost of a few months of gas fill ups and without the emotional strain. It’s great for you and the community!