Electric scooter could be coming to Laredo

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A new method of transportation popular in bigger cities could be rolling its way into the Gateway City.

Alec James Martinez, the Bicycle/Pedestrian coordinator for the City of Laredo says two electric scooter companies have already shown interest in bringing the service to our area.

The companies are Lime, which is already active in several countries and Blue Duck which is based primarily in San Antonio.

If you are not familiar with the service, how it works is that you grab your phone, scan the scooter and then ride it wherever you want.

Once you are done with the scooter, you leave it on the sidewalk and the app will charge your credit card.

During a six-month pilot program, the city will see what works and what doesn’t; in order to make changes such as where to place the scooters when they are not being used.

Martinez says there is always the option to come up with designated areas to use them, but that will be determined depending on the outcome of their arrival.

Martinez hopes with this new service it will bring a new method of transportation to our city.

The scooters will also have GPS capabilities which will help the City of Laredo monitor how often certain routes are being used.