Alternative Ways to Get Around

Try taking one of these modes of transportation in the bike lane (not)

Getting around is tough but nice weather means more options – Watch for these “alternative” modes of transportation this summer.​

Land Paddle
Picture a longboard on the street except there’s no kicking off required because you have a stick to “paddle” with. Warning: when attempting to use the stick as a brake you may impale yourself right in the guts.
BigStick
 

Unicycle
Anybody seen this guy riding around the city? He was out in traffic at Queen & Spadina one day and my first thought was “why?” Helmet required for when you fall on parked cars/moving cars/sidewalks/pedestrians/strollers/parking meters.
Unicycle
 

Recumbent Bike
If you’ve ever felt like biking was too “upright” or you wished it was more “tippy” then this is the ride for you. Kick back and relax while you scare the crap out of the people around you.
Recumbent Bike
 

Segway
Remember when Segways were going to be the walking of the future? Why use your legs when you can spend $6000 to travel 7km an hour faster! After all, walking is for poor people.
Segway
 

Powerisers
You can be taller than everyone and have a spring in your step with these bouncing aluminum stilts. Are they good for jumping? Yes. Are they good for falling over? You bet.
Polaroid PDC 4350
 

Monte Toboggan
A popular tourist attraction in Madeira, Portugal where two drivers push you down a hill in a wicker sled at speeds of 40-50 km/hr. Getting back up the hill is your own problem. Which hill in Toronto would you want to take this wicker toboggan down?
monte_toboggan
 

Treadmill bike
If you’re ever biking but find yourself getting jealous of people running , why not combine the two? Because you’ll fall on your face, that’s why.
treadmillbike
 

Hyperbike
The Hyperbike is a tricycle that can reach speeds up to 80 km an hour! It’s highly visible to drivers on the road and anyone getting crushed under its giant wheels.
Hyperbike
 

PedalPub
I think we can all agree that this is the best possible scenario for getting around. Warning: the person steering still has to be sober, and neighbours may not appreciate riders “watering the lawn.”
PedalPub