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Lyft launching hundreds of scooters in Mesa, Scottsdale areas

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 11:17:22-05

MESA, AZ — Lyft says they are launching scooters in Scottsdale and Mesa on Friday.

Three hundred scooters will be located near major transit stops, according to a media release. Exact locations will be shown on Lyft’s map, available on their mobile app.

More scooters are set to come in the future.

The launch is the first for Lyft scooters in the southwestern United States.

Lyft says the timing is great with Spring Training coming soon, allowing fans another means of transportation to get to games.

If you want to ride a scooter, it costs $1 to unlock the scooter and 15 cents per minute of ride time, including reservation and hold times.

Low-income programs are available for $5 per month, offering unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less in the service area.

The news comes right after another company, Razor, announced they might pull their scooters from the east Valley.

Razor sent a letter to the City of Tempe saying they may be forced to pull their scooters from the city within the next two months unless changes are made to the city's license agreement.

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Last month, Bird pulled its scooters from Peoria citing concerns related to costs and liability. Earlier this week, The Glendale Star reported that the City of Glendale sent Bird a cease-and-desist letter demanding that they remove their scooters from the city.

In December, Scottsdale passed an ordinance determining where the scooters and bikes could be ridden, stored and how closely together they could be parked.

Lime has also announced it would pull scooters from Tempe.