‘A fantastic addition’: Bolt Scooters launched in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Electronic scooters rolled into Richmond Thursday, as “Bolt Scooters” were launched in the city.

The company rolled out 500 scooters with the hope of 1,5000 more coming to the city in the future. Why? It’s an affordable way to get around. 

“This is another option that our residents have! To use an e-scooter to their first destination or also their last destination.” 

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Mayor Levar Stoney was on hand for the unveiling of the city’s first e-scooter program in Central Virginia. Stoney helped create regulations after hundreds of scooters were dropped off without warning last year.

Bolt is the first company to be approved under the new program. 

“A fantastic addition to our transportation network allowing for folks to use them for the first mile or the last mile as well,” Stoney said. 

“We went through, essentially an interview process with the city, to demonstrate that we have all the requirements,” said Will Nicholas, vice president of operation. “Micro mobility can really solve a lot of problems in the fast-growing cities experience. People moving here every day, starting new jobs, families, new opportunities, etc.”

All it costs is a quarter a minute to get to where you need to go. 

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