White Center to roll out electric scooter pilot program next week

Another fleet of e-scooters will hit the streets of White Center next week.

San Francisco-based Spin is rolling out electric scooters in North Highline on Labor Day.

Spin will join Lime in a one-year pilot program created through legislation led by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott.

“This program is part of an effort to give residents a micro-mobility option that’s safe and socially distant, as well as a first-mile/last-mile option to connect with transit,” said McDermott. “Spin joining this effort will play a major role in further connecting the White Center community.”

There will be up to 50 scooters at popular transit stops. Click here for a map of the service area.

The cost will be $1 to unlock and $0.25 a minute to ride. The scooters are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Riders with limited incomes may be able to access scooters at discounted rates by applying for the Spin Access program.

Customers are required to wear a helmet and should wear a mask anytime they might come within six feet of others.

Spin employees will maintain and sanitize the scooters.

For more information on the program, click here: kingcounty.gov/scooters.