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Fort Pierce launches electric scooter share program

Posted: 6:12 AM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 19:06:45-04
Fort Pierce launches electric scooter share program on Sept. 12, 2019.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Getting from point A to point B in Fort Pierce is now just a scooter ride away.

The city of Fort Pierce on Thursday morning launched the Treasure Coast's first electric scooter share program at Marina Square.

City leaders says its bike share program has been so successful they have now deployed 150 electric scooters.

Fort Pierce will enter into a one-year agreement with Zagster, the fleet management partner for the program, to add an e-scooter share into the fleet. They hope this will bridge transit gaps and create recreation for residents and visitors

There will be a GPS on each scooter, which will allows Zagster to control where people can ride.

Zagster staff will collect, maintain and redeploy the scooters each day at designated locations, which will be available to ride from 7 a.m to 9 p.m.

In order to rent and ride the dockless scooters, you will have to download the SPIN app on your smartphone. There’s a $1 fee to unlock the scooter plus 15 cents per minute to ride. You have to be 18 years or older to ride.

For rider safety, “no ride zones” have been identified at Seaway Drive Bridge (South Bridge), Indian River Drive and inside parking garages.

“We’re going to have a lot more seasonal visitors in a few months. We’ll have some experience with it, and I hope a lot of people try it. It’s turning people into kids again, and how wonderful is that?” said Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson.

Scooter Safety Rules:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Use a bike lane when available
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Follow traffic laws

Also, please remember to never ride a scooter while intoxicated. When parking your scooter, do not block the sidewalk, access ramps or bus stops.

The map below shows the designated areas for riding, as well as the “no ride zones:”