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Date:
August 25, 2020
Media Contact:
Erika Hill, LTU Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7538

ScooterLNK Safety Demonstration Set for August 29

Scooter pilot project begins September 1

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Lincoln Transportation and Utilities invites the public to attend a ScooterLNK Safety Demonstration Saturday, August 29, on Seventh Street between "R" and "Q" streets in the West Haymarket. The free event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will outline safety and operation rules for Bird and Spin electric scooters.

The scooter demonstration is part of a year-long pilot project that will begin September 1. The program will be operated by Spin and Bird scooter companies downtown and bordering the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus at no cost to the City. Scooter vendors will determine pricing by September 1. Riders pay for rides and locate scooters via the vendor apps.

Operation guidelines include:

The electric scooters are dockless and can be parked in the following areas:

During the demonstration, scooters will be disinfected and sanitized after every use. LTU encourages guests to wear masks at the demonstration and to maintain a six-foot distance between each other. The demonstration will also include electric bikes from the BikeLNK program.

For more information on the scooter pilot project, vendor apps and a full list of safety and operating guidelines, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: scooter) or contact LTU Traffic Engineering Manager Mark Lutjeharms at 402-416-9925 or at mlutjeharms@lincoln.ne.gov.


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