We have bike share (coming soon to the Castro), car share, ride share, and now we have electric motorscooter share thanks to Scoot Networks, a San Francisco based startup that's adding a new method of transportation to the sharing economy. Scoot Networks recently opened their 16th scooter share station located in the Castro at the RC Gas Station (376 Castro Street) at Market and Castro.
"Anyone in SF can now rent one our vespa-style electric scooters from our Castro location (or any of our other locations around town), ride wherever they want, and dropoff at any of our other Scoot locations when they're done. Scooting is faster than the bus, cheaper than a cab, and way more fun than sitting in traffic in your car. Riders don't need a motorcycle license to rent, scoots come with helmets, and plug into standard wall-outlets to recharge, " said Sophie Lubin, Communications Manager at Scoot Networks.
Your iOS or Android phone acts as your key to the Scoot scooter and each scooter comes with a helmet and free training to get new riders comfortable riding a scooter.
Scooter rental plans are pretty reasonable and with dropoff and pickup locations located throughout most of the city, and no special drivers license required, don't be surprised if Scoot's red helmets and scooters become as ubiquitous on San Francisco streets as the pink mustaches on the front of Lyft ridesharing cars.
If you're interested in checking out Scoot use promo code #BISCUIT when you sign up to get $10 free.