is there anyway I can check the amount of work in the area I will be working before I invest in a new vehicle? (Thinking of a motorbike/scooter) but like I say, I would really like to know there's enough work before hand if possible?
Your location for pickup on the map, shown as the little person you dropped on the map from your client side Uber app, sometimes it is exactly where you are, sometimes you just turned on the GPS on your phone because you were saving battery and did not let the GPS triangulate enough, thus showing you as far as 3 miles away (my personal experience),
I looked into this and I couldn't find any website or anything with statistics. It might help to find other drivers in your area and ask how busy they are.
I am not sure you can. Also, I don't think you can use a scooter or bike. You need to have a car. At least in my area you do. Pretty sure they won't accept you.