What’s the secret to making a cool and sustainable city? Bike sharing schemes have been the flavor of the decade, spreading far and wide from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires. But Barcelona is leading the charge in the hip eco-city stakes by creating the first electric scooter sharing project. Dubbed Motit, the scheme encourages residents of this scooter-crazed city to share this popular form of transit, helping users save money and decrease gas consumption.
The city has so far been offered 50 electric bikes to start with, all in a bright and bold purple to help ensure the driver will be noticed. Any users will be required to have a license and wear a helmet to minimize any risky driving.
In comparison to the private service offered by Scoot in San Francisco, users can pay per trip or per hour, as well as monthly or tourist rates. This flexibility combined with technological ease with which users can sign up via an app from wherever they are is bound to make the scheme popular. A cool navigation system on board should also help ensure drivers don’t get lost along the way.
Images courtesy of Motit