Transporting at Budapest
First of all, it would be correct to say that the means of transportation in Budapest are generally accessible compared to other European countries. Now we will try to evaluate some means of transportation.
First, I had the opportunity to go to "City Park" and chat with some local young people who are cycling. We talked about the difficulties and advantages of cycling in Budapest through their eyes. First of all, the young people stated that when they use bicycles, the cars are blocking them and they are generally uncomfortable with the local people using the bicycle path. Another downside was the problem with the cost of buying a bike. Talking about the advantages, young people said how lifesaving a bicycle is if the distance between work and where you live is close. And they also stated that it is easy to rent a bike and they are satisfied with it. And at the end, young people said they hoped that in the coming years, bicycle use in Budapest will be as widespread as in Amsterdam. And the thing that surprised me the most was that people go to work by bicycle, because cycling to work is not common in Azerbaijan and I, like these young people, wish that bicycle use will be as common in my country as in Budapest in the coming years. (I got their permission to share these photos if you want )
It is nice to see that many elderly families also use bicycles in the apartment where I live.
One of the other means of transportation is scooters. I have observed that this vehicle is generally used for delivery purposes as it is an easier means of transportation. I've seen young people use scooters on Margret Island as well, but I don't think it's fair to say that it's very common in general. I personally don't know how to ride a scooter and I hope I have the opportunity to learn in the near future.
Of course, the most common means of use in the city are trams. I love that trams are very useful. But after work hours, people are very crowded, so I usually prefer not to use them during those hours. And thank you to the organization for providing us free tickets for these transportation vehicles :)
I like this city durnig sunset 😊 )
One of my favorite things about this city is that they try to keep old things alive. The last time the trolleybus was in my country was when we were part of the soviet union, and now there are none. My parents always talked about it, but I never had the opportunity to see it, and when I saw it in Budapest, the stories my family told came to life before my eyes.
One of the means of transportation I tried on Margaret Island last week was langboarding. It's actually something that looks very easy, but I think it requires a good balance. I sprained my foot in my first experience, so I can't say that it went well, but I think it deserved another chance to try :) It can't be said that it is very common among transportation vehicles, but I observed that many young people, usually young people between the ages of 15-19, use it in Margret Island.