Gas Prices got you down?
In the photo above is my 2001 Ford F150, when new it got about 15 miles to the gallon (US). In contrast is my new 2009 Yamaha BWS 50 which gets an astonishing 147 miles to the gallon (approximate).
Naturally it isn't always that straightforward as there are pros & cons to a scooter. It is a limited displacement engine (50 cc) which makes it eligible for Alberta's moped laws. You can drive this with a class 5 or class 7 license but it is highly recommended to get a class 6. Maximum speed is about 60kmh.
On the con side, I don't always feel safe driving this on busy streets. Some cities are more bike friendly than others. Calgary still feels like a zoom zoom kind of place, so lots of fast cars and big pickups.
For me the bottom line is that I can use the scooter in my local area and save a bundle on fuel.