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City of Lethbridge to test the viability of e-scooter rental service

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Battery-powered e-scooters will be coming to Lethbridge as part of a fun new pilot project.

The City will be testing out whether the short-term rental service could be viable here to provide an exciting, low impact mode of transportation.

“It can help achieve a sustainable transportation system, an efficient and effective integrated transportation network and increase opportunities to access transit,” City of Lethbridge Transportation Engineer, Adam St. Amant, pointed out in a news release.

Users would locate, pay for and unlock the e-scooter using a smartphone app, which can then be ridden in designated areas and parked nearby when you’re done.

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The two most prominent service providers, Bird Canada and Lime Technology, say Lethbridge is desirable with our proximity to Calgary, a younger than average population and multiple post-secondaries.

Timelines for the e-scooter pilot project are still being determined.

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