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Exploring Riverside, CA: How to Use Electric Scooters

Locate a scooter: Most electric scooter companies, such as Bird, Lime, and Razor, have smartphone apps that show you the location of nearby scooters.lectric scooters have become a popular mode of transportation in cities around the world, and Riverside, California is no exception. With their easy-to-use design and environmentally friendly appeal, electric scooters offer a convenient and enjoyable way for both locals and visitors to explore the city. Here's how you use electric scooters in Riverside, CA:



  1. Locate a scooter: Most electric scooter companies, such as Bird, Lime, and Razor, have smartphone apps that show you the location of nearby scooters. Simply download the app, create an account, and use the map to find the nearest available scooter.



  2. Unlock the scooter: Once you've found a scooter, use the app to scan the QR code on the handlebars. This will unlock the scooter and start your trip. Most companies charge an initial fee to unlock the scooter and then a per-minute fee for the duration of your ride.



  3. Learn the controls: Before taking off, familiarize yourself with the scooter’s controls. Typically, you'll find a throttle on the right handlebar to control speed and a brake lever on the left handlebar for stopping. Some scooters also have a foot brake on the rear fender.





  1. Follow the rules: While enjoying your electric scooter in Riverside, CA, it's essential to practice safe riding habits and follow local laws. Always wear a helmet, obey traffic signals, and ride in designated bike lanes whenever possible. In Riverside, riders must be at least 16 years old and scooters are not allowed on sidewalks.



  2. Park responsibly: When you’re finished with your ride, park the scooter in an upright position, leaving at least three feet of clearance for pedestrians. If possible, park near bike racks or other designated scooter parking areas to keep sidewalks and walkways unobstructed.



  3. End your trip: To end your trip and avoid additional charges, open the scooter app, and follow the instructions to lock the scooter. This will also signal its availability for the next user.




Now that you know how to use electric scooters in Riverside, CA, you're ready to explore the city with a fun, eco-friendly, and convenient mode of transportation. Happy riding!


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