I guess it’s easier than riding a horse. It parks compactly within the space of a motorcycle and isn’t likely to kick up its rear and send you spinning up, out and then down to the dirt (I’ve inserted a personal memory there).
The GoCar actually seems like an entertaining way to do a city tour at your own pace. With built-in GPS navigation and a number of route options, the bright yellow two-seaters were hard to miss on San Francisco’s streets. Occasionally one of the “talking cars” would approach from behind and broadcast an interesting data bit relevant to where I was currently walking. They are new and novel enough to catch the attention of passersby, and the tours proceed as fast or slow as you care to go. The GoCar’s GPS system routes drivers around the steepest hills where a passenger’s additional weight would make it a no-GoCar.
The last time I visited San Francisco we rented audio headsets to tour Alcatraz, a more fluid option than constantly stopping to read through a brochure. This is the same principle -only you don’t even have to move your feet.
*Also available in Miami, Barcelona and Lisbon with rental rates that vary by location.