Electric scooters coming to UT

Electric scooters coming to UT

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Walking to class could soon be a thing of the past for Rocket students.

The University of Toledo is bringing electric scooters to campus and students are excited about the move.

"I mean it's really convenient and you're obviously keeping up with new technology. You know we already have a bikes and now we can try the scooters," said UT student Ryan Hieber.

"It's really convenient and that way you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot, you can just grab the scooter and go," said another student.

There will be 125 scooters scattered at different locations around campus come this fall semester.

They cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents a minute to ride.

Students can download an app that connects them with the scooters closest to them

When students are done with the scooter they can leave it at the station they are closest to. The scooter program runs are through the "Lime" app and is completely free for the university.

The university said the scooters will be collected at night by the scooter company and re-charged overnight so they're available the next day to the students.

They expect the program to be a hit with students and say they will bring more scooters to campus if needed.

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