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Cedar Rapids bringing back more electric scooters to rent

CEDAR RAPIDS — An electric scooter rental program will resume this spring in Cedar Rapids with more scooters to share.

The plan is to station 80 scooters around the city — up from 30 — and hold steady on bikes at 150. The devices cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute for renting over a smartphone app.

“Our ridership has been pretty successful,” Sylvia Brueckert, a city planner, told the city council on Tuesday. “We’ve seen the scooters have been incredibly popular.”
“They launched toward the end of August, this summer, and you can see once they were out people really liked using them and they were used a lot.”

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