Lyft Unleashes Its Own Fleet Of Scooters To The Austin Mix

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Publisher: Tony Cantu, Patch Staff

With Lime, Bird, Uber already operating at full speed, car ride share firm adds its own electric scooters to an already saturated market.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Because, as you might (or might not) agree, Austin needs more dockless electric scooters on city roads and sidewalks, ride share firm Lyft added to the wheeled fleet with its own version of the contraptions, company officials announced Tuesday.For further details on Lyft’s Scooters in Austin, including how to get started, how and where to ride, Austin’s traffic laws, and where to park your scooter, Lyft’s blog post is accessible HERE. Potential riders also are encouraged to check out Lyft President and Co-Founder John Zimmer’s post, which lays out Lyft’s vision for how Lyft Bikes and Scooters will reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled, increase public transportation trips and provide equitable transportation solutions for all.Austin is the fifth market where Lyft is offering scooters on the Lyft platform, officials noted. Under the one-year pilot program, scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents for each minute users ride. Lyft’s scooters will be built into the existing Lyft app, and riders are able to reserve scooters ahead of time.

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