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E-scooter share program to launch in Albuquerque

Ryan Laughlin
May 16, 2019 03:06 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City officials have approved 29 different e-scooter drop-off zones around Albuquerque and they expect there will be 250 e-scooters rolling in by the end of May.

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The scooter pilot program allows for 750 scooters in the city. 

Zagster, a Boston-based company already operating bike ridesharing in Albuquerque, had submitted their application in April for e-scooter zones. 

29 of their proposed drop-off zones have been approved, and six are still being reviewed. Many locations were along the Central corridor. 

9 of locations were not allowed because they did not allow enough space on the sidewalk. 

In the city's acceptance letter to Zagster, they expressed concern for "equitable access." The letter said that Zagster must have scooters in all communities regardless of "income and/or demographics" and specifically included the International District, West Central and South Valley.

Zagster is responsible for educating riders how to properly use the e-scooters. 

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