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Today is a big day in Scoot history. We’re opening 5 new locations, adding 20 scooters to the fleet, lowering our prices, and improving how our scoots ride!
We want Scoot to be SF’s favorite way to get around, for work and for play. And all this expansion means that we’re giving even more residents from all over the city the option to quickly and cheaply scoot around town — instead of driving, taking the bus, or paying for cabs.
Here’s the short version of what’s coming out today:
Below there’s a bit more about each of these improvements.
PRICING: Now it’s just $3 to get to anywhere in SF
As the network grows and we add more locations, folks are taking shorter trips. So, we’re making those rides cheaper — and charging a bit more for longer ones that keep scoots out of circulation. This way Scoot can be everyone’s favorite, reliable way to quickly get around town.
The new pricing makes Basic members’ first half hour $3, and $1.50 every half hour after that during the day. The Pass ($29 per month) will now make the first half hour free and each half hours after that are $1.50. This means that the one-hour ride most of you take, will cost $4.50 on the Basic plan, and $1.50 on the Pass. Oh and on both plans it’s just $0.25 per half hour at night (8pm-8am).
For folks on the Sometimes plan, rides are now $10 for the first half hour, and $3 for every half hour after that. To see all the details and rides comparisons with our new pricing, visit our membership page.
This new pricing will go into effect at midnight on Wednesday February 5th.
Stay tuned: for those of you interested, we’ll be announcing a new Personal Scoot option really soon.
UPGRADES: What to look for with the upgraded scoots
First off, all scoots will have a new braking setup —the powerful front brake (which is striped white) is now on the right. For maximum braking power, always apply both the front and rear brakes at the same time. The scoots will also have an easier throttle that smoothly accelerates you forward, as well as a new helmet box lock — no more keys, just push the button instead!
Best of all, we’ve added a new Go Button to the right handlebar which activates the throttle. When you turn the scoot on, the Go Button will be blinking, and the throttle won’t be active. Just press the Go Button to activate the throttle (if you want to deactivate the throttle, you can hold the Go Button down for a few seconds.)
All the scooters are also getting a fresh set of batteries. The range will still be about 10 miles. As you ride, the new batteries should go down at a nice and steady rate.
Heads up: while we’re in transition, some of the scoots will be old and some new. When you grab an upgraded scoot, you’ll see a popup explaining what’s new.
Also rest assured, we’re working on improving battery life, adding a 2-seater to the fleet, and opening Super Scoot up for rides soon. Stay tuned!
NEW LOCATIONS: How to access our new garages
Today we opened three locations! Our Castro spot is at the RC Gas Station right on the corner of Castro & Market St. We’ve also now got scoots in the Inner Richmond at 271 7th Ave (near Clement St). And finally, we’ve also opened a garage in Mid-Market over on 10th & Market at 18 10th St., in the parking garage of the new NEMA high-rise building.
As always, all garage info is available in your app when you reserve a scoot or under Parking and Garages. Over the next week or so we’ll be opening two other locations — one in Mission Bay and another one downtown or along Fillmore St.
Oh hey! Want to see what introducing a new form of transportation in a city looks like? Here’s a gif mapping all our rides since we launched in September 2012.
This is what happens when you introduce a new form of transportation in a city.
Here’s a map of all our rides since we launched in September 2012.
Today, Michael, Scoot’s CEO wrote a letter to our riders about some exciting new things to look out for in 2014:
We want Scoot to be your favorite way to get around San Francisco, so we’ve got a lot in store for the new year. Here’s a sneak preview:
- More scoots: New scoots will be on the road in February. Now it will be easier for you to get a scoot when you need one.
- More locations: With the new scoots we’re opening many locations in new neighborhoods all over the city.
- More range: The scoots are getting more efficient, and will carry more juice to take you where you need to go.
- More improvements: Tons of little things are getting tightened up, sorted out, polished, and improved — both with the scoots and the app. More on these changes very soon.Thanks for being part of Scoot in its first year — it’s been quite a ride. This next one’s shaping up to be even better.
Speedily,Michael (Scoot CEO)
P.S. In case you missed it, did you know you’re helping create the future of urban transportation?