New E-Scooter/Bike Program To Launch In Fort Collins This July
If you've been wondering where the electric scooters went in Fort Collins, you're not alone.
The e-scooter pilot program between Bird, the City of Fort Collins, and Colorado State University recently ended; now the city is on to its next initiative, and is looking forward to launching a new electric micro-mobility share program later next month.
The pilot program with popular e-scooter company, Bird, began its operations in October 2019; the program ran through May 31, 2021.
According to an official press release from the City of Fort Collins, the pilot program allowed the City and CSU to test how e-scooters operated in Fort Collins from a safety, equity, and sustainability perspective, and examine the effect of City regulations - including mandatory dismount zones, parking rules, and hours of operation.
“The City and CSU are grateful to Bird for the excellent work they put into executing a successful pilot program and for being a committed, collaborative program partner,” Amanda Mansfield, the City’s Bird e-scooter share program manager said.
With the pilot program complete, the City of Fort Collins and CSU plan to launch a new program in late July to include both e-scooters and e-bikes (to replace the Pace bike share system which went out of business in May 2020). More information will be released closer to the program launch date.
For more information on the new program, visit https://www.fcgov.com/escooters/. Information on the Bird pilot program and program summary materials submitted for the March 9, 2021, City Council work session are also available for view on that web page.
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