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Shared e-scooters are affordable, often costing less than mass transportation options, encouraging widespread adoption among all demographics. A smartphone app allows a rider to find the closest scooter on a map, turn it on, and ride directly to their desired destination for only $1 plus $0.15–$0.20 per minute. The app also educates the rider on all applicable state and local regulations.
Using a shared e-scooter is not only one of the least expensive ways to travel, but also one of the simplest. Commuters don’t have to worry about finding or paying for parking for their vehicle and can easily go from point A to point B. Shared e-scooters fill a vital last-mile transportation gap and help people more easily access existing public transit options.
Shared e-scooters are a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to travel that has been adopted by cities across the country. Shared e-scooters relieve congestion and reduce carbon emissions by replacing car trips — data from Denver and Portland, shows that both of their pilot scooter programs took thousands of car trips off the road every single day.
Shared e-scooters help boost local economies by providing tens of thousands of income opportunities, including full-time jobs for city-dwelling Americans at no taxpayer cost. And by increasing foot traffic in commercial districts, they encourage commuters to shop at local businesses instead of online.
Every safety study cities have conducted of shared e-scooters shows them to be as safe as bicycling. In the most comprehensive safety study to date, the City of Portland found not only that e-scooters posed no more risk than any other mode of transportation, but that their widespread adoption meant they could in fact “contribute to a reduction in serious injuries and fatalities.” By replacing car trips, e-scooters would make the streets safer for all Americans — pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders, and drivers.