TUCSON – Razor and Bird electronic scooters were introduced to the downtown Tucson and Fourth Avenue area Thursday.
As part of a 6-month pilot program, 1,500 e-scooters will be deployed around the city to see if they are a right fit for Tucson. Razor and Bird are both permitted to have 750 scooters in the area. After the six-month period, an evaluation period will occur and the city will decide whether to renew the program another six months.
Users are able to access the e-scooters through mobile apps, website or service number.
Tucson joins a list of several cities that already have the dockless scooters, meaning riders can simply place the scooter wherever. A restriction is in place that if a scooter is parked inappropriately, the customer is alerted that they have two hours to move the scooter.
Tucson City Council approved the program in a 5-2 vote back in March.
Electronic scooters have been banned on the University of Arizona campus.