CALGARY – Another joint electric scooter service is rolling into the Calgary market.
Roll, a Toronto-based company, started operations in Calgary in late May offering dockless electric scooters that are similar to the Lime and Bird.
“So far we have more than 4,000 users in Calgary and more than 2,600 trips,” said Arda Erturk, director of communications at Roll.
The employees charge the roller scooters as required and clean and disinfect them.
“We also have our patrol team, they go around cleaning our scooters with disinfectant and disinfectant solutions,” said Erturk. “Our goal is to disinfect at least twice a day.”
Users are still encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser after traveling.
Not only is the number of businesses operating in the city increasing, but so is the number of scooters that will soon be available.
Last month each company was allowed 150 scooters as part of a pilot program. As of June 22nd, Lime and Bird are allowed to have 1,000 scooters each, while Roll is allowed to have 500 scooters for a total of 2,500.
The city is hoping these will be spread across all four quadrants instead of focusing on downtown core and the Beltline neighborhood, said Andrew Sedor, business development coordinator for the city.
“It really depends on how and in what area they are used,” he said.
“We are working proactively with the companies. Every vehicle is equipped with a GPS device so we can see where the journeys end and if there is a high concentration of scooters in an area. We are also looking for 311 to identify this see.” where complaints come from. “
Last year there were 1,500 scooters on the streets of Calgary and 500 motorcycles. Shared bikes won’t be returning this year.