The step-scooter is an interesting hybrid mode of transportation that we’ve seen pop up a few times over the last few years. The STP from designer Ben Koros (also known as Benk) is a particularly convenient and stylish version that will not only get you where you need to go – it’ll do it in what may be the coolest possible way.
The STP looks a lot like a souped-up scooter. It sports four big wide-set wheels, a hand brake on the handle, and a heavy-duty deck. The main difference, of course, is that the deck you would normally stand on is replaced by a pair of steps that go down and up with the force of your leg muscles. You move not by kicking (as with a scooter) or by pedaling (as with a bicycle) but by stepping up and down repeatedly.
You get the small size of a scooter but the leg workout of a bike, and the whole thing folds up into a small enough size that you can take it on the bus with you or drag it into your office. The decks are customizable just like skateboard decks, but luckily you can ride the STP to work and still look kind of like a grownup, unlike when you ride a skateboard there.