10,000 electric scooters enter San Francisco to open the power scooter program
According to the San Francisco Observer, four electric scooters have just received the coveted license to offer electric scooter rental services in San Francisco. Electric scooters for Jump, Lime, Scoot and Spin will all be available on the streets of the city. These electric scooters will be able to operate in more communities and expand into the West End of San Francisco.
This is the announcement of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority on Wednesday afternoon, which revealed the next phase of its Powered Scooter Program. Although each company can only rent 1,000 electric scooters at first, if they always meet the service level requirements of SFMTA, each operator can expand it to 2,500. After the expansion, San Francisco citizens will be able to see 10,000 rentable electric scooters across the city.
Brian Wiedenmeier, executive director of the San Francisco Cycling Union, said in a statement: "With the advent of thousands of scooters on our streets, we advocate the protection of bicycle lanes to ensure the safety of people riding bicycles and scooters more than ever before. Time is important."
In addition, during an electric scooter pilot program including Skip, a survey by SFMTA found that most people using electric scooters were white, with annual incomes exceeding $100,000, which may confirm that people are rich on electric scooters. View of the toy of the elite. SFMTA staff hopes that changing the geographic area that allows electric scooters to operate may change this. Electric scooter operators will only need to place 40% of their equipment in the city centre, while the rest must be used in the west, south and southeast of San Francisco. Jamie Parks, head of livable street in SFMTA, said: "We want to ensure that we serve the outlying areas of San Francisco.
The newly licensed electric scooter will appear on the streets of San Francisco on October 15.