I got one of these years ago for commuting. Two miles to and from the train station in my town, and a few blocks in the city too. Also used this on occasion. Still use the skateboard for pleasure every once in a while, xooter not so much. I wish the tires were a softer durometer... P.S. Don't commute into NYC any more, been suburban commuting about 10 miles for 16 years now. No direct bus or train to use.