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Getting Around NYC: A Complete Guide to Taking Your Electric Scooter On NYC Subways

Navigating the busy streets of New York City can be overwhelming, but thanks to the convenience of electric scooters, getting around is becoming easier and more enjoyable. However, some people may be unsure whether their scooters are permitted on NYC's subway system. In this article, we will walk you through the process of taking your electric scooter on the subway so you can enjoy seamless transportation throughout the Big Apple.

Step 1: Know the Rules
In general, electric scooters are allowed on MTA subways as long as they meet certain requirements. According to the MTA's rules of conduct, an electric scooter is allowed on board the subway if it is folded and meets the dimensions of 26 x 48 x 10 inches. Make sure your scooter model falls within these guidelines before attempting to bring it on the subway.

Step 2: Fold Your Scooter
Before entering the subway station, fold your electric scooter and ensure it meets the MTA's size requirements. Remember that scooters cannot be ridden or propelled within the station or on subway platforms.

Step 3: Pay Your Fare
Make sure you have a valid MetroCard with a sufficient balance to pay for your subway ride. Swipe your card at the turnstile or use contactless payment methods like OMNY.

Step 4: Enter the Subway Station
Carry your folded scooter with you as you pass through the turnstile, and take it onto the platform. For safety and courtesy reasons, do not block doorways or obstruct other passengers with your scooter while waiting for the train.

Step 5: Board the Train
When the train arrives, board and find a suitable spot for you and your scooter. Mind the gap and be considerate of other passengers; try to find a section with open space or lean your scooter against an unoccupied wall. Ensure your scooter is secure and does not hinder other riders from moving through the train.

Step 6: Depart and Unfold
Once you arrive at your destination station, exit the train with your scooter and proceed to the station exit. Unfold your scooter only after you have left the subway system and are in a safe area to ride again.

Remember to always follow the MTA's rules and guidelines when using your electric scooter on the subway. Although it may take more time than hopping on your scooter and riding directly to your destination, integrating the subway system into your electric scooter commute can prove to be efficient for navigating throughout bustling New York City.

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