The sun is out and you’ve finally received that mobility scooter that is really going to take you places this summer. The only problem is, you aren’t sure how you’ll get this mobility device to the mall, park or outdoor concert you’ve been hoping to use it at. Don’t worry – EZ-ACCESS understands your predicament, and we have identified your three best choices for transporting that mobility scooter anywhere this summer!
- Public Transportation with Your Mobility Scooter
Mobility scooters can only operate for a certain number of hours before the battery will need to be recharged. For this reason, many mobility scooter users in cities choose to do some of their travel by bus or some other form or public transportation. This allows you to save the battery life on your mobility scooter while still getting to your desired destination.
However, before heading to the bus stop with your mobility scooter, check to be sure your city’s public buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Know that in general, wheelchair or mobility scooter users are expected to load their mobility device within a 2 or 3 minute time period and that assistance will be available to secure the mobility device. You will also need to be aware that most cities do not allow buses to operate a wheelchair lift on a hill, so travel to the nearest level ground bus stop.
- Portable Ramps for Your Mobility Scooter
Another option for transporting your mobility scooter is by using a portable ramp and your personal vehicle. The length of portable ramp needed will depend on the floor height of your vehicle. Use our incline calculator to determine the ramp length needed. You should NEVER ride or drive your mobility scooter up a portable ramp, but instead set your mobility scooter to freewheel mode and push it up the ramp.
- Mobility Scooter Lift
If public transportation is not an option and your mobility device won’t easily fit in your personal vehicle, a great solution is to install a mobility scooter lift. At EZ-ACCESS, we offer the HAULWAY product line which includes the HAULWAY™ Lite, Standard and HD lift to fit a variety of mobility scooter styles and sizes.
If you’re concerned with how to transport your mobility scooter, don’t wait to contact the friendly service team at EZ-ACCESS! We’re here to help you live as safely and independently as possible!