Elorza announces expansion of electric bike and scooter programs in Providence

This is a file photo of a Spin scooter. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Friday that the city has partnered with two additional companies to expand its electric bike and scooter program.

The mayor first launched the program last year when the city partnered with Spin to provide rental bikes for residents.

Elorza said that Providence has partnered with both Bird and Veo to provide affordable access to rental vehicles.

Those companies will offer 100 bikes and 100 scooters across the city starting this month. By September, they’re both hoping to push that number up to 200 apiece. Spin also plans to bring an additional 200 of each vehicle to Providence.

“The expansion of micromobility options in Providence gives our residents and visitors another safe and sustainable way to explore the City,” the mayor wrote in a statement.

Anyone looking to use one of the micromobility vehicles will be able to download the Spin, Bird, and or Veo apps and then use them to unlock a bike or scooter.

Once they reach their destination, riders can use the apps to relock their bike or scooter.

Those looking for more information can visit the city’s Micromobility website.

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