Texas State University and SAN Marcos University have teamed up to launch a pilot program for electric scooters
Texas State University and the city of SAN Marcos have signed a pilot agreement with the electric scooter company Spin to allow 150 scooters to be deployed on campus and 50 in the city.
Beginning On September 23, Spin will deploy 150 scooters to campus on September 30 and 50 scooters in designated areas of the city.As the city decides to respond to COVID by imposing restrictions on public transport, these scooters will meet the needs of other modes of transport.The -19 and VeoRide bikes quit in August.
"The electric scooter pilot project provides an opportunity to assess the feasibility of electric scooters in the SAN Marcos community," said City manager Bert Lumbreras."The pilot scheme will be measured, analysed and evaluated in terms of public safety and infrastructure constraints in accordance with the plan of the regulations recently adopted by the Council."
It costs $1 to unlock the scooter and 29 cents per minute to use it.Enter the promotional code TXST, and drivers get a $5 discount for their first ride and a free helmet to take Spin's safety test.
The scooter runs from 6.30am to 11.30pm and requires drivers to wear a mask and maintain a social distance while operating the scooter.
Spin will host safety and parking training events to enable riders to test electric scooters in a safe and controlled environment.The first event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 23 at the Bobcat Trail around the University of Texas campus.