This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
ST. GEORGE — A new fleet of app-controlled electric scooters launched in St. George Thursday, giving residents and visitors a new way to get around town and enjoy the city’s paved trails.
The launch of the new scooters was highlighted during an event on the Dixie State University campus, allowing students and the general public a chance to try the new pay-as-you-go e-scooters.
“What better place than the home of the Trailblazers to be able to come here and start this trailblazing initiative,” DSU President Richard “Biff” Williams said.
The new self-propelled scooters are activated via a smartphone app available for Android or iOS. Each scooter is equipped with GPS, and a map within the app shows the user the exact location of nearby scooters.
Scooters will be staged in 30 locations each morning to ensure a wide range throughout the city.