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Purdue invites Spin back, WL watching to see how shared scooters blend with COVID-19 caution

Purdue invitations Spin again, WL watching to see how shared scooters mix with COVID-19 warning

A row of Spin Scooters sit park in a bike rack by the Gateway to the Future archway at Purdue University, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in West Lafayette.

WEST LAFAYETTE – West Lafayette officers have been keeping track of a small deployment to Spin’s electrical scooters, monitoring for the way nicely the shared transportation mix with coronavirus-era security earlier than clearing them to park on metropolis streets.

Final week, Purdue invited Spin, a San Francisco-based firm, to slowly reintroduce the electrical scooters on campus, beginning with 35 to 50 early final week.

Aaron Madrid, different transportation coordinator at Purdue, stated the college introduced Spin again to campus – even earlier than West Lafayette was able to do for the remainder of the town – after a Zagster bike share program dried up, a continued scarcity of bikes to purchase regionally and throughout the nation as demand rose together with the pandemic and CityBus loops providing free rides for college students modified.