5/17/13 – New App Features
Can you feel it? Summer’s here (sort of) and we’ve been busy churning out some huge improvements to the whole Scoot experience. Here’s a few:
- Motorcycle parking: Finding a place just got even easier! Zoom into the map and you’ll see small green P icons showing every metered motorcycle parking area in the whole city.
- No more toggling between Round Trips and One Ways: Instead, all your scoots are visible on one screen. The one-way arrow icons show you which scoots can go to a second location.
Read on for more details >>
4/30/13 – New location: the Panhandle
Hello, Golden Gate Park!
We’re excited to announce that Scoot’s 8th location is now open at Cole and Fell St., literally right on the Panhandle. Tons of people have been asking us to expand to this part of town and we’re very happy to finally be over there. We’ve got 3 scoots there waiting to be riden and a whole new part of the city for our riders to explore.
4/2/13 – 42% Faster + Reservations!
We’ve got some exciting new features out today that we think you’ll love.
Extended reservations: You can now reserve a scoot hours before your trip. As always, simply hit “reserve” and the scoot is yours until you end your ride. The first 15 minutes of your reservation are still free — after that, normal Scoot rates kick in. (For Basic members that means: $5 for the first hour, $1/hr or less after that.)
4/1/13 – Introducing Chopp
We know how it is. Your investors need to meet with you NOW. Not tomorrow. Not in an hour. NOW. How are you going to get to Sand Hill Road in under 15 minutes?
Introducing Chopp, a new service from Scoot:
3/4/13 – A dollar an hour?!
Here at Scoot HQ, we’ve got just three words for you: $1 an hour.
That’s right. Renting a red hot electric scooter just got even better. It’s now just $5 for the first hour of any ride, and then $1 or less for every hour after that.
Here’s how our two new plans work:
2/6/13 – Scoot Date for Valentine’s Day?!
Ready to paint the town red this Valentines Day?
Starting today, you can now reserve two scoots for a Valentine’s Day Scoot Date–one for you and one for your honey.
1/14/13 – National Scoot to Work Week
It’s finally here: National Scoot to Work Week!*
To celebrate this grand tradition, we’re offering free scoot commute rides all week.
If you tell us about your commute to (or from) work, it’s free. Yep. It’s that simple. Just post a quick note about your trip on Facebook or Twitter (and mention @scootnetworks) and we’ll make any trip less than 18 hours free.
1/11/13 – Hello, One Way Trips
Here at Scoot, we know life in the city isn’t always a round trip.
So today we’re launching one way trips. Now Scoot members can pick up a red-hot scooter at one location and drop it off at another. That means zipping around the city on Scoot’s fleet of shared, smartphone-controlled electric scoots just got even easier. Go on, grab your phone, activate a scoot, and get there fast.
Based on feedback from our members, the first one way route will be between the Mission and SOMA — our 21st & Valencia and Caltrain (4th & Townsend) garages to be exact. Don’t worry, there are plenty more one way routes to come.
12/21/12 – Riding in the Rain
As you may have noticed, the rainy season is officially upon us. To help you stay safe and sound in the occasional rain shower, we’ve pulled together some handy tips.
- Give yourself more time to start and stop: Rain makes the roads slick. That means sudden acceleration or braking is bad news. So, make sure you’re giving yourself plenty of distance from cars in front of you, and look ahead for anything that may make you need to stop.
9/26/12 – Getting around the city just got a lot more fun
Hello San Francisco! We’re incredibly pleased to say that as of today, anyone in the city can sign up to join Scoot’s beta program.
We hadn’t planned on making an announcement like this until the end of the year. But, after hearing so much enthusiasm from so many of you, we knew we needed to move faster. So here we are.
We started Scoot because we love the city. We love all the energy, the serendipity, and the diversity.