|Survey: 30% of Commuters Consider Scooters|
|Tuesday May 23, 2006|
As gas prices soar to record highs, a survey released last month indicated that 30 percent of U.S. consumers would be “extremely” or “somewhat likely” to use a scooter for their everyday transportation needs.
According to the survey, conducted in the first week of May by ICR on behalf of Piaggio Group Americas, queried individuals indicated a willingness to transfer 35 percent of their weekly mileage to a scooter. The survey also found that 33 percent of respondents would be likely to use a scooter to reduce emission harmful to the environment, and 35 percent would be likely to use a scooter to save $25 a week on gasoline.
Piaggio leadership said comparing the results of the survey to Department of Energy national averages for fuel consumption and emissions shows that if Americans were to utilize one of the scooters available in the market today, they could, in aggregate, reduce national fuel consumption by 14 million gallons of gasoline per day and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 324 million lbs. per day.
Scooters were defined in the survey as two-wheel vehicles that can reach 40mph to 100mph and have an average cost of $2,000 or above.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Westside riders (and any other scoots) that would like to make the Friday night ride from north/west L.A, meet at Tanktop's house at 3:30PM. Address is: 8106 Loyola Blvd. Westchester 90255. Ride leaves at 4:00PM. Since it will be rush hour traffic, please be prepared to split lanes and keep a steady pace. We stop at Claim Jumpers, in Torrance (intersection of Crenshaw & Lomita Blvd’s) to hitch-up with the South Bay crew around 4:45 and get a quick bite. From there, we are off to Long Beach, probably at 5:30pm, for the Night Ride which leaves at 7:00PM.
SATURDAY (May 27):
Westside riders (and any other scoots) meet at the Cock N Bull Pub on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica at 8:30AM; Ride leaves at 9:00AM. We stop at Claim Jumpers, in Torrance (intersection of Crenshaw & Lomita Blvd’s) to hitch-up with the South Bay crew at about 9:45AM. From there, we are off to Long Beach for the Day Ride which leaves at noon.
SUNDAY (May 28):
Meet at the Cock N Bull Pub on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica at 7:30AM Ride leaves at 8:00AM. We stop at Claim jumpers to hitch-up with the South Bay crew at about 8:45AM. From there, we are off to the Day Ride which leaves at 10:30am.
Here's all the info for ORANGE CRUSH THIS WEEKEND:
Memorial Weekend, May 26-28, 2006
The first Orange Crush night ride! Meet at 6PM at Pacific Coast Hwy and 2nd St. LBC, in the empty lot by the old Hyatt Hotel. Ride leaves at 7PM. The approximate ride time is two hours. Arrive at the Pike Bar and Fish Grill at about 9:30 (4th St. and Hermosa). Entertainment for the night is LBC's finest, "DJ Anemic Chicken". Drink special of the night is $7 pitchers of Pabst.
Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon! Meet at 11AM at Pacific Coast Hwy and Warner Blvd, Huntington Beach, in the Chevron parking lot. Ride leaves at Noon. Ride out to South Bay and San Pedro. Ride ends at Alex's Bar for refreshments and Scooter Show Judging. We're having some really nice trophies made so bring it on! Scooter show trophies will be awarded on Sunday. Three bands are lined up for your entertainment and the cover charge is $5.00. Entertainment for the night includes (but not limited to) Putnam Hall and The Checkers!
Meet at Cafe Ruba at 9:45AM for tea and crumpets. Ride leaves at 10:30. Arrive at Colorado Lagoon at Noon. Free beer, OC Jungle Juice, soda, and barbecue! After we go through the typical raffle mayhem we'll start the bike show award presentations. Bring blankets and chairs for a picnic atmosphere. Special appearance by the Las Vegas Copa Cabana Girls!