E-scooter pilot program expected to launch in Albuquerque

Scooter-sharing is coming to Albuquerque. 

As KRQE News 13 has reported, some scooter companies chose not to seek permits after the city created regulations they found too restrictive. The rules were designed to prevent problems seen in other cities, where scooters have become a nuisance and a safety hazard. 

Now, Zagster has agreed to partner with the city on a one-year pilot program. It’s the same company that operates the Pace bike-sharing program already in town. 

City Councilor Pat Davis says the pilot program will help the city determine if and how to make way for scooter-sharing on a larger scale. 

“We’ll be able to start collecting data on how many people use them, how the rules work, and hopefully that will lead to a lot more scooters down the road,” Councilor Davis said. 

Zagster is expected to put 750 scooters on the streets starting next month.

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