EVERETT, Wash. — Starting Friday, people in Everett will have a new mode of transportation to try.
Electric scooters that can be rented by the minute are being dropped across the city for a three-month pilot program.
Lime, the company behind them, says the e-scooters are becoming a trend across the state. Tacoma and Spokane have them, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan also wants to try e-scooters in the city.
There's going to be 100 scooters at key spots around the city as the Fisherman's Village Music festival gets started for the weekend.
The scooters cost $1 to unlock and 25 cents a minute to use.
"You just want to stand and get someplace. If I'm in a dress or heels maybe I won't want to ride a bike, if it's hot out, maybe I don't want to ride a bike,” said Lime spokesman Jonathan Hopkins.
Lime is banking on the fact that many people also will find the scooters a cheap and fun option.
The scooters don't have docking stations, but Lime says it will move scooters that are improperly parked, according to an agreement with the city of Everett.
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