Rather than risk an accident on his watch, the Friends actor, 54, lugged the vehicle to lunch at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria.
The sighting comes after the death of Gone Girl actress Lisa Bane, who became the latest New Yorker to be struck down and killed by a scooter.
Though he may be one of the most talked about actors of the moment after reuniting with his Friends costars, David kept it casual for the occasion.
The actor wore a black polo shirt, coordinating pair of shorts, and a Yosemite hat atop his raven hair.
He wore a smart backpack and a mask over his famous face.
The sighting comes after the death of Lisa, who died in hospital on Monday after she suffered catastrophic head injuries when she was struck down.
Witnesses say the person riding the scooter ran a red light and then fled after crashing into Banes, who was walking to meet her wife at a dinner party at the time.
In the wake of Banes’ death, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday called for tougher regulations on e-scooters. Local community boards have also been voting to ban electric bikes following a series of crashes and near-misses.
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David has previously been pictured riding around New York City on them.
Earlier this month the actor was spotted sharing an electric scooter with his daughter Cleo Buckman Schwimmer, 10.
Neither of them wore a helmet but they were sporting face masks.
According to the New York City Department Of Transportation, helmets are recommended for all e-scooter riders, and ‘required for 16 and 17 year olds.’ Riders have to be at least 16 years of age.
Meanwhile, David has been back in the spotlight after appearing in the long-awaited HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion.
It was the first time the cast had been seen all together on camera in years, but director Ben Winston revealed the reunion moment was almost completely ruined after everyone’s trailers had been set up next to one another prior to filming.
‘I was so upset,’ Ben said in an interview with The Sunday Times. ‘The point of the show is they haven’t seen each other. But it was too late to move them.’
In order to avoid an encounter between the cast off-camera, he had tents built around their doorways and urged them to remain in their dressing rooms.
‘We built tents around each of their doorways. And I texted the six of them and said, “Look, I know you want to see each other but I’m begging you: please stay in your own dressing room until you’re called to the stage. I really want to catch that moment.”‘