2 wheeled e scooter

Does anyone use a regular e scooter as a type of unofficial mobility aid? I’m planning to give it a try around uni campus


  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,057

    Hi @Arl

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis online Community.

    I take it from your post that you are a student who struggles to walk around campus all day.

    Using one of those e scooters as an informal mobility aid. Well No-one has ever mentioned it on here to my knowledge, but If you give it a go please do let us know how it did/didn't help?

    I imagine some of the things to consider are where your arthritis is, maybe what type.

    Just in case it might help I am attaching a link (aimed at young people, but ignore that if you are a mature student) which includes information about University and Arthritis. You need to scroll through.

    Best wishes


  • Arl
    Arl Member Posts: 3

    Thanks Ellen - I’m one of the lecturers so pretty ancient!! But I’m walking around 5km per day and with two knees that need replacing finding it pretty tough

  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,057

    Brilliant! Probably not ancient but please do give it a god and let us know how it works out 😁


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,782

    At the risk of being a party proper do check first if this would be legal. I don't know if a uni campus would be considered a public thoroughfare but I believe currently one can only ride them on private roads.

  • N1gel
    N1gel Member Posts: 136

    You'll probably get some serious cred from your students! I look forward to hearing if you go ahead and do it


  • SueDear
    SueDear Member Posts: 4

    I am thinking of trying a kick scooter. But I am trying to get advice from someone in the know.

    I have osteoarthritis in lower back, but a kick scooter sounds more fun than a mobility chair. Also I cant use an e scooter where I live as it is currently illegal, but a kick scooter sounds fine provided it doesn"t make my condition worse!

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