The Gotcha electric scooters will be used on the MSU campus
Lansing, Mich. (WILX) -Gotcha Corp. announced Friday that its electric scooters will return to the campus of Michigan State University after a long winter break.
Thanks to the renewed contract, Gotcha's scooter-sharing system will be open to students starting Aug. 6.
Gotcha's electric scooters will provide students with a safe and socially isolated way to bypass the campus and East Lansing.The company has implemented new protocols to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while riding.The agreement includes the following:
- Enhance scooters for more frequent cleaning with a CDC approved disinfectant
- Introduce proper CDC recommended hygiene practices to all employees
- Hand sanitizer and sanitizer products available in the warehouse
- Ensure that employees use hand sanitizer when retrieving and/or rebalancing scooters
- All riders are advised to use hand sanitizer or proper hand washing habits before and after riding
- Encourage riders to wear personal protective equipment, such as masks, while riding
Electric scooters will be available from 6pm to 10pm.Riders can download the Gotcha Mobility App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to get started.Scooters are paid on demand.The cost is $1 to unlock the scooter and $0.20 per minute to use it.Students can also buy a monthly subscription to Spartan Mo-Pass for $24.99.This includes a one-hour unlocked ride and $0.20 per minute.
The company has added other hubs at parking lots 63 and 91 on campus, as well as Brody Hall.If the bus is full or students are not comfortable in the narrow space, the hub location near the bus stop will provide assistance to riders.Each hub location can be found in the Gotcha application, and the driver should park it at the designated parking hub to avoid charges.
Riders must be at least 18 years old.Gotcha encourages wearing a helmet while cycling.The company also recommends using bike lanes when available.Gotcha is committed to ensuring the safety of riders and will continue to work with universities to provide students with transportation away from society during COVID-19.