Since we’ll be moving soon, and I’ll be closer to work and able to traverse somewhat safer neighborhoods to get there, I’m thinking of getting a motor scooter. The gas mileage of some of these guys is nuts — 60+ MPG — and they’re safe, cool, and just downright fun. I realized that Durham is laid out such that one can get around to the major districts — ATC, Ninth Street, Downtown, New Hope Commons, Der Ãœbertarget — on surface streets, most of which have 35-45 MPH speed limits. If it worked out I’d sell my car, and that alone would cut down on my expenses just in insurance and taxes, not to mention fuel. There are a whole lot of options to choose from, though, and that’s where the trouble begins.