I’ve written about Amish scooters before. I think they would be a good means of transportation if one has a couple of miles to go at a time; faster than walking, cheaper than driving a car, more convenient than hitching up the buggy.
There doesn’t seem to be just one design, although the principle is the same for all – two in-line wheels, platform, steering by handlebars. Push with one foot.
The price is a little less than a well-made bicycle, in the $200 range. (Try http://lappscoachshop.com, but be warned that they also sell Amish-made furniture at more than I can afford! So don’t get entranced.)
Both men and women use these scooters, as do children and older folks. I wonder if I could get one suitable for trail use.
This one would work. It looks like it was made in a farm machine shop. I wonder if one of my welding neighbours could make one.