5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 2, 2022 Pilot Project Timeframe: 1 year
Credit: Eliricon from the Noun Project
Peel Scooters is offering a fleet of 20 scooters to users in downtown Albemarle, North Carolina. Customers, who must be at least 16 years of age, can scan QR codes on the scooters using a smartphone app to begin their rentals. Renting the scooters costs $1 to unlock plus $0.30 per minute.
Shared e-scooters are commonly offered in small towns like Albemarle with the hopes of bolstering tourism and commerce. Over the length of Peel’s pilot, it will be valuable to see how it affects the transportation network in downtown Albemarle and if it will become a stable presence in the community.