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    July 31, 2020

    Scooter pilot program relaunches Aug. 6

    Blue Duck Scooters will soon relaunch its scooters in Bryan after a temporary pause in operations due to COVID-19 .

    Residents and visitors will once again be able to rent scooters from Blue Duck from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, beginning Aug. 6 using the Blue Duck mobile app.

    “In late March, because of the coronavirus, the city asked us to pause operations out of concern for the health and safety of the community and we agreed to do so. As we begin a return to familiar activities, our scooters offer

    riders an alternative mode of transportation which allows them to maintain social distancing measures,” said Megan McNamara, Blue Duck’s Senior Director of Government Partnerships. “As we begin a return to familiar activities, our scooters offer riders an alternative mode of transportation to buses and rideshare, allowing them to maintain social distancing measures.”

    Even before the pause, Blue Duck had implemented enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure the health and safety of riders and employees. Scooters are sanitized daily and Blue Duck team members continue to observe guidelines issued by local and state officials, including wearing masks or facial coverings, frequent handwashing, screening for fever and symptoms upon arriving to work, and sanitizing workspaces and vehicles.

    As the scooters return to Bryan, riders are reminded to follow the rules of the road:

    • Observe the same laws as motor vehicle drivers.
    • Ride on roads that are under 35 miles per hour, and stay in bike lanes, on the street or on shared-use paths. Please do not ride on sidewalks.
    • Ride alone on scooters. Only one person is allowed per scooter.
    • Wear a helmet. The city encourages everyone to wear a helmet while riding, and people who are under 21 must, by law, wear one. Blue Duck Scooters is providing free helmets to those who request one.
    • Park in preferred parking areas, or “landing zones,” which are established in areas where it is safe to park scooters after riding. Riders should never block ADA ramps or sidewalks with a parked scooter.

    Learn more about Bryan’s scooter pilot program at bryantx.gov/scooters.

     
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