5 – Roller-blading and skateboarding
Full disclosure, I’ve never been that good with my feet to hop around on a skateboard or roller-blades. But I know a fair amount of people who do, and although you can’t really deal with miles and miles by scooting along, it’s still a decent transportation for shorter distances and the cumbersomeness is enviably minimal. Also the flexibility is great and you don’t have to worry about skating on as sunny morning to find out that it’s raining in the evening. Tuck the stuff in your backpack and hop on a bus!
Paired with a fairly developed public transportation network, these are great! Living in London UK, a lot of my coworkers would use these out of the tube station to rally the office in a heart beat.