The Town of Brookline is conducting an eight-month pilot for Shared Electric Scooters from April 1 - November 15, 2019. The pilot will help the Select Board, Transportation Board, and Town staff determine whether Shared Electric Scooters contribute to the Town’s mobility, equity, safety, and climate action goals.
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Shared Electric Scooters, also known as e-scooters, are an emerging technology and shared mobility service. The first systems in the U.S. launched in 2017. Similar to bikeshare, the service provides personal transportation to rent for one-way trips. To begin a rental companies typically require customers to download an app or text a number to unlock the device. To end a trip, customers park the scooter in the service area in the furniture zone out of the way of pedestrian traffic on sidewalks. The scooters typically do not lock to anything.
Electric scooters are powered exclusively by an electric motor and in Brookline companies are required to cap the maximum speed at 15 MPH.
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