As part of our BocaFirst Vision Zero Project, we took our Boca Matters video series out of the studio and onto the street to talk to people about what it’s like to get around Boca Raton in something other than a car. These are real world users of Boca Raton’s pedestrian/bike infrastructure. In this episode, we profile “Better Bike Friendly” advocate Amy Lang. Having lived in cities all over the world, Amy figured out the best way to get around Boca without a car was on an e-scooter. Learn everything you want to know about why e-scooters are popular and a key part of solving Boca’s sustainability problem.
PROFILE: e-scooter commuter
DESCRIPTION: Amy lives in East Boca with her husband and kids. As a member of Boca’s Bike Advisory Board, Amy walks the talk and rides her e-scooter to get around town. Anyone who meets Amy soon finds out how passionate and articulate she is about helping Boca Raton become more sustainable and less car centric
NOTABLE QUOTE: “Riding an e-scooter is very much like walking only you can go much farther. When you look at sustainability, every car trip replaced by walking, biking or scooting saves the city money.'”
With 35 years experience at IBM in simplifying complex statistics, systems and data for executive decision making, Les Wilson does research, analysis, video production, graphics and editing at BocaFirst. He is a retired IBM Senior Technical Staff Member in product Research and Development. He has a BS Degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University. Les has lived in Boca since the early '90s, raised a family in several neighborhoods and is an expert resident of South East Boca. He is one of several Bike Advocates at BocaFirst.