Scootin’ into February
February 6th, 2020
Three months in on our new SF kick scooter permit, we’re sharing updates on what we’ve been up to!
We hope you’ve all had a chance to ride the new Bird Two kick scooters we just added to the SF fleet. They’re zippy! Building on that excitement, and now that we’re three months in on our new SF kick scooter permit, we wanted to share some updates on all of the things we’ve been up to recently.
There are currently 1,000 (and counting) San Franciscans enrolled in Scoot’s Community Plan and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Students, teachers, veterans, low-income residents and more, are enjoying Scoot’s reduced price offering and we look forward to growing this number across the city! For anyone interested in learning more, head to Scoot.co/community-plan.
We partnered with OurStreets, an application (available for ios and android) that crowdsources information to help course correct potential riding and parking issues. Starting in mid-February, anyone can download OurStreets to quickly and easily report obstacles such as dangerous driving, blocked bike lanes or relocating e-scooters. We look forward to working with the community to help keep San Francisco safe for all road users!
In November, the Scoot team launched our Rider Promise. We asked riders around the city to help protect San Francisco’s sidewalks by committing to always riding in bike lanes or along the right curb, and appropriately locking their Scoot Kick to a bike rack after each ride. By the end of this campaign, 90% of our riders made the promise. Way to go, riders!
♿Adaptive Scooter Pilot
The Scoot team has kicked off a pilot for our first adaptive seated scooter design to help bring an affordable, green transportation alternative to everyone. We’ve partnered with disability and senior organizations to provide a vehicle more accessible than ever before.
Interested in joining the pilot? Email hi@Scoot.co for more info.
Over the past quarter, Scoot’s community relations team hosted s.h.a.r.e events across the city. (Share is the acronym for Safety, Heightened Awareness, Always being alert, Respect for pedestrians, and Every voice matters.) These events bring all different types of riders out into the community and allow us the chance to get to know YOU! We hope you can join us for our upcoming event in partnership with the Ingleside Merchants on February 20th.
Over the next couple of months, we’re working towards expanding our community events, employment development, rider programs, and so much more. Stay tuned for everything to come from the Scoot team!