Look Twice! Austin mopeds and motorcycles on the rise.

A girl cruises her moped over the Congress Street bridge in Austin.
A girl cruises her moped over the Congress Street bridge in Austin. Click on picture above to see photo gallery.

There has been a steady increase in two wheeled transportation around the Austin area, especially downtown and along South Congress. For the last couple of years, more people have been turning to more fuel efficient means of getting around. Austin has always had a large bicycle population, and growing, but the fastest rise of two wheelers right now are mopeds and motorcycles. And along with any growing trend, especially here in Austin, there are going be those that put a flare of style into their efforts.

Does anyone really know what the word moped means?  I’m claiming it to be “moving pedestrian”.  What do you think?

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A girl cruises south congress on a moped.