Knoxville will officially announce the addition of rentable, electric Spin scooters to their existing Pace Bike Share program Wednesday. The service can be utilized through the Spin mobile app and will be one of two scooter services coming to the city. Here are six things you need to know about the scooter-sharing service.
How much does it cost?
Spin scooters can be unlocked for $1 and cost 15 cents per minute of use.
How old do I have to be to ride a scooter?
Riders must be 18 years of age. 13-17-year-olds can ride with an adult’s consent and valid identification.
Where can I use them?
The scooters can be ridden on many downtown streets, but not currently on Market Square, Cumberland Avenue, or Henley Bridge. Per program rules and City ordinances, electric scooters must be ridden in the streets and are not allowed on sidewalks or greenways. Electric scooters will be treated similarly to bicycles ridden on city roads.
When can I use them?
Currently, scooter availability is 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and dependent on the weather and events. Rain, or the threat of rain, may make rentals unavailable.
Can I get a ticket while using one?
Yes, you may be fined for leaving your scooter in a position that impedes pedestrian, bicycle, or motor vehicle traffic or other misuses. You may also be fined and ticketed for not complying with traffic rules and regulations.
Where should I park my scooter when I’m finished?
You can park a scooter adjacent to the Pace Bike Share holding area, or park it where a bicycle could be safely parked. Do not lay it across the sidewalk or road. Rather, park the scooter upright and out of the way of pedestrians and moving vehicles.