About three weeks ago, I noticed a woman sitting and smoking on a bench that sits just beside the greenway I use regularly. Her smoking, however, was not what immediately caught my eye, but rather the fact that she had a larger, motor-powered scooter (moped?) sitting next to her. I remember thinking it was a bit odd to see a motorized vehicle on the path, but then thought that perhaps she had been on the road (a fairly busy road is just 20 feet or so from this spot) and just pulled over to take in a view, or for a break. Later in the week, I saw her at a different location farther down the path that wouldn't be particularly convenient for a motorized vehicle to get to without some effort. I have seen her several times since then with the scooter on the path, and I couldn't help but wonder why she takes it on the multi-use path.
|*Image from Honda|
This is not the scooter, but it is similar-looking to this vehicle.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this sort of thing, or perhaps you routinely see these types of vehicles on your multi-use paths? I'm genuinely curious to know if this is typical and it's just not a behavior I had noticed prior to the last few weeks.