Spin, the second electric scooter company, is part of the White Center pilot
A second major company has announced that their electric scooters will hit the North High Line, including the White Center, on Labor Day, a trend that will drive electric scooter-sharing throughout King County.
Spin, a SAN Francisco-based company, says it will deploy part of its fleet to the North Highline area on Monday, September 7, 2020.Spin is joining Lime because both companies are part of a year-long pilot program passed through legislation led by King County Councilman Joe McDermott.
McDermott said: "The scheme is part of an effort to provide residents with safe and socially isolated micro-travel options, as well as a first/last mile option to connect with public transport.""Spin's involvement in this work will play an important role in further connecting the White Center community."
On Monday's service map, Spin will deploy as many as 50 scooters at the White Center's popular bus stop for $1 to unlock and $0.25 per minute to ride.Users with limited income can apply for Spin Access at a discount.The app also grants access to people who don't have a smartphone, mobile location service or credit card.
The scooters are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Riders can find the nearest scooter on the Spin app and activate it using the QR code on the scooter handlebars.Riders must wear a helmet and face mask at any time, possibly within six feet of anyone else.The scooters will be cleaned and maintained by Spin staff.
"We are pleased to be working with Jin County as a scooter supplier for next year.Spin is committed to working with county staff and local community stakeholders to ensure thatSpin scooters increase transportation options while reducing congestion and pollution, "said Kyle Rowe, global director of Spin's government Partnerships.
The company says factors including the closure of the West Seattle bridge have affected commuting for many White Center residents, making mass transit an important option for some.To encourage commuting, Spin offers users who park near certain bus stops a $1 discount on their next ride - check out Spin's app at specific locations below.
The Pilot program for white Center scooters runs through August 2021, and could be extended or made permanent by then.