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Tucson Department of Transportation hosts e-scooter pre-launch event

Posted: 4:55 AM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 09:41:12-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson Department of Transportation will be hosting an e-scooter pre-launch event on Wednesday, September 4.

The six-month e-scooter pilot program officially launches on September 12, which is when e-scooters will available for rent on the streets of Tucson.

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Bird and Razor, the two companies selected to provide e-scooters, will be allowed to launch up to 750 e-scooters each. There will be no more than 1,500 e-scooters on Tucson streets during the six-month pilot program.

During the pre-launch event the community will have the opportunity to learn hoe e-scooters work, they will get the chance to actually use an e-scooter, and learn how the Bird and Razor apps work.

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Members of the public will also get the chance to take home a free helmet, while supplies last.

The event will be held on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.