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E-scooters launch in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A new trend in transportation is coming to Colorado Springs; the city is launching a fleet of E-scooters that you can grab and go to explore areas like downtown and Old Colorado City.

The city is taking part in a one-year pilot program with electric scooter operators Lime and Veo. Both companies will have scooters available starting on Wednesday.

The way it works is pretty simple, but you'll need at least a little bit of technological know-how and, of course, balance. With either company, you download an app that connects to the scooter and lets you pay for your trip. The scooters can go about a dozen miles or so on a full charge, and you can leave them around town to be picked up as long as they're not in a right-of-way.

According to a news release from the city, the scooters will be available in "much of the city's central areas, including downtown and the Westside." The apps will also show maps of where the scooters can be used; if you enter a no-ride zone, the scooter will automatically slow down.

Veo provided the following map:

You can download the Lime or Veo apps ahead of time in the app store.

Both apps require an account and credit card information.

Lime scooters cost $1 to unlock, 29 cents per minute. Veo costs $1 to unlock, and 31 cents per minute.

For more information on pricing, rules, and more, click here.

Andrew McMillan

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  1. oh boy next thing they will get a traffic lane and
    cause all streets to be one-lane one-way only everywhere.

  2. Just leave them anywhere to be picked up…..
    I have seen other cities try this and some successful and many not so much. The problem is people will be riding them on sidewalks along side pedestrians who are walking. What kind of liability is there? What if someone smashes into someone and cause injury. Can the city or the scooter company be held liable. Will the rider be liable? What if people ride them in the street where it is illegal? Will they be cited by the police.

    1. Don’t worry, lawyers can smell money from miles away and will be on it immediately….making everyone but themselves responsible for everything and demanding payments…preferably infinite and monthly to the end of time.

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