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Electric scooter company plans weekend launch in Bozeman

July 19, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman will launch an electric scooter business in Bozeman that aims to alleviate parking problems and help people better explore the city.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Blink Rides will offer about 100 scooters for the public to rent beginning this weekend.

Owner Lana Kitto says the scooters will be accessible through an app costing 99 cents. Each ride will cost $1.50 for the first minute plus 30 cents for every minute after.

Kitto says she even designed the scooters to operate in snowy winters making them two-times heavier than average.

Authorities say all bike laws apply including avoiding sidewalks, for which there is a $40-violation fee.

Neighboring city officials say electric scooters were banned due to safety concerns and for not being discarded properly.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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