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Posted on: July 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] New Electric Scooter Share Program Launches July 24, 2019

The program includes up to 250 scooters stationed at 30 locations around Asbury Park for riders 18 years and older. Scooters will be available from 7am to 9pm every day at a cost of $1 plus $0.15 per minute. Users will download the Spin app to their mobile phone to set up an account,  find a map of scooter locations, pay for sessions, and ‘unlock’ scooters for use with a QR code scan. Scooters must be operated on City streets in bike lanes when available, and not on sidewalks.

“Scooters are an affordable, fast, convenient and fun way to travel around the City,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “We did a ton of research before bringing this pilot to Asbury Park, including evaluating other cities that have launched scooter sharing programs and visiting Hoboken, t he first municipality in New Jersey to launch a scooter share program. We see this as an amenity for residents who may not have access to a car or who are looking for an alternative to driving within Asbury Park. And,  as with any pilot program, we will continue to evaluate it once it launches to ensure successful and safe operation of the scooters.”

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