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Electric Scooters Coming to Cuyahoga County Suburbs

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Media Contact: Devyn Giannetti: (216) 225-9813; dgiannetti@cuyahogacounty.us

 

Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid and South Euclid Will See Scooters by Labor Day Weekend

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH — The Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability, through its bicycle and scooter share program, has entered into an agreement with the cities of Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid and South Euclid to introduce scooters into these municipalities.

The bicycle and scooter share program is a transportation network that allows users to rent scooters, electric bikes and other approved modes of transportation within Cuyahoga County for point-to-point trips. Dockless devices are bikes and scooters that lock to themselves and can be left and picked up from anywhere.

“Cuyahoga County has a robust transportation system, and this is just another way to make it easier for residents to get around, even outside of Cleveland,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “There is a real health and environmental benefit for the entire community, and bikes and scooters are a great way to travel around the county.”

Vendors include Lime, Bird, LINK, and Spin. Vendors will bring up to 10 scooters to each municipality and are expected to be placed in communities by Labor Day weekend. Additional municipalities are expected to enter into agreements for the bike and scooter share program in the coming months.

“We’re now expanding our scooter share services outside of the City of Cleveland, which will have a positive environmental impact on the County,” said Director of Sustainability Mike Foley. “These modes of transportation help lower CO2 emissions from the transportation sector as well as complement existing RTA routes. We look forward to continued expansion of this program in the coming months.”

“We are very excited to bring scooters to South Euclid,” said South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo. “They offer a great alternative mode of transportation for our residents that is environmentally sustainable. With easy to reach shopping and dining destinations, such as Cedar Center North, and a large college student population from Notre Dame College and John Carroll University, we feel the scooters are a good fit for our community.”