The Lyft Scooter

Just days after Uber introduced its electric scooters to the Intown market, its ride-share competitor Lyft has rolled out its own service in the city.

The Lyft Scooters will cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents for each minute you ride, according to a media release. The scooters can be reserved and rented through the Lyft smartphone app.

Lyft said it is working with the City of Atlanta to place docks for riders to park their scooters on streets in areas where there is high demand and near MARTA stations.

We’re thrilled to bring Lyft Scooters to Atlanta and provide safe, affordable and sustainable mobility options – all within a single app,” said Vlad Baskakov, Lyft Atlanta Operations Manager. “Lyft is committed to a future with cities built around people instead of cars, and the integration of scooters helps to further this movement.”

Lyft also has the endorsement of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the organization behind the popular Atlanta Streets Alive events.

“The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition recognizes the enormous potential electric scooters have to improve mobility and accelerate our push for safer streets for all,” said Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. “We look forward to working
alongside Lyft to support proven street safety interventions like protected bike lanes, which will make our streets safer for riding and our sidewalks safer for walking.”

Lyft and Uber join Bird and Lime offering dockless scooter service in the city. The Atlanta City Council is considering a set of regulations after concerns have been raised about the proliferation of scooters on neighborhood sidewalks.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

One reply on “On the heels of Uber, Lyft joins crowded Intown scooter market”

  1. This is the last thing Atlanta needs – more unregulated scooters. They are a nuisance and a hazard. Walking has become dangerous due to these vehicles on the sideWALKS.

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