In the last week, Spin stand-on scooters have appeared throughout Downtown Grand Rapids. The scooters are the first phase of Mobile GR's micro mobility plan, with additional transportation options to come.
The scooters cost $1 to unlock, with each subsequent minute costing $0.15. There are also discounted rates available for those that qualify. Scooters are expected to follow the same laws as bicycles with the added stipulation that you must be 18 years old to ride them.
Due to the size and scale of Grand Rapids, the addition of scooters to the city will help visitors and residents experience more of the city. The scooters make it easier than ever to get from one end of the city in minutes. Whether you're running out for lunch from your office or want to attend one of the many community events downtown, Spin scooters are a welcomed addition to the city.
Scooters are not meant to be ridden on the sidewalks and require you to wear a helmet. Helmets can be acquired from Spin after completing a safety quiz, but you will have to pay for shipping.
Scooters can be unlocked by downloading the Spin app. By the end of the year, Mobile GR is hoping to add sit-on scooters and electric-assisted bicycles to the program.
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