The City of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, and Spin partner for scooter pilot, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019
5 minutes Date Launched: May 1, 2019 Pilot Project Timeframe: 1 year
The City of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan (UM), and Ford-owned scooter company, Spin, have partnered to bring dockless, electric scooters to the Ann Arbor area. Through this partnership, 200 scooters are available for use on and around the UM campus. Scooters can be unlocked via the Spin app for $1 and ridden for $0.15 per minute. The scooters can accelerate up to 15mph and may be operated on streets with speed limits less than 45mph, as well as on sidewalks – though some crowded areas on UM’s campus have been geofenced as no-ride zones. The scooters provide riders with instructions on parking and safety. Free helmets are also available upon request. This one-year pilot aims to offer a flexible, integrated mobility option.