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E-scooters have arrived in Tucson

Posted at 10:42 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 08:50:14-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Electric scooters have hit the streets of Tucson, part of the city's effort to provide flexible and accessible transportation options.

Bird and Razor E-scooters arrived on Thursday on 4th Avenue. Each company can launch up to 750 scooters each, through the city's six month pilot program.

Docked scooters are tracked through each company's app, which is the same way you rent a ride with one.

Many people have been hurt or even killed in crashes, while on an e-scooter.

The City of Tucson wants to remind people of the following safety tips:

- You must be 18 years or older
- You must ride in the bike lane or travel lane, not on the sidewalk
- One person per scooter
- Wear a helmet

After six months, the City Council will vote to keep or get rid of the e-scooters.