Spin e-scooters wheel into Tempe and triple number in Phoenix

Jan 24, 2020, 4:30 PM | Updated: Feb 21, 2020, 10:52 am

(Spin Photo)...

(Spin Photo)

(Spin Photo)

PHOENIX – While other electronic scooter operators have been pulling out the metro Phoenix market, one micromobility company is upping its Valley presence.

Spin announced Friday it was tripling its fleet size in Phoenix and rolling out 300 e-scooters in Tempe.

Spin, a unit of Ford Motor Company, is the last remaining vendor in Phoenix’s e-scooter pilot program, which started in September 2019.

The company is adding 600 e-scooters to its existing 300 in Phoenix.

Lime and Bird pulled out of the Phoenix program soon after it launched.

The program will conclude March 16. After that, the city will open up applications to other vendors.

Lime pulled out of Tempe over a year ago.

Ride-hailing company Lyft also threw in the towel on e-scooters in the Valley last fall.

The Tempe City Council unanimously passed new rules for bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in August.

The changes reflected Tempe’s Vision Zero traffic-safety policy to reduce fatalities and serious injuries caused in crashes. Motorized scooters of any sort have been banned from Arizona State University.

Spin, which utilizes geofencing technology and “Spin Hub” charging stations to comply with local regulations, is operating in 62 U.S. cities.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Deion Alexander Garcia, 27, is accused of child sex crimes while working as a dental assistant in C...

Nick Borgia

Chandler dental assistant indicted for sexual abuse of child patients

A Maricopa County Grand Jury has indicted Deion Alexander Garcia for sexual abuse of young dental patients while providing x-ray exams.

47 seconds ago

Father convicted of first-degree murder in northern Arizona...

Associated Press

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

A northern Arizona father was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son.

29 minutes ago

Brian Galvez and broken window...

Nick Borgia

Man arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through windows of Mesa businesses

A man was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through the windows of eight Mesa businesses, police said.

1 hour ago

Arizona CD-3 primary debates: Recap of Democrats, Republicans...

Serena O'Sullivan

Republicans, Democrats running for CD-3 debate on economy, border, abortion before primary election

Did you miss the two Arizona CD-3 primary debates between Republicans and Democrats on May 22, 2024? This recap covers the important parts.

3 hours ago

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona delivered a speech on the Senate floor regarding the failed bor...

Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema blasts ‘bickering’ Senate before border bill test vote fails

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema expressed her frustration Thursday with the U.S. Senate's unwillingness to pass meaningful border legislation ahead of its failed test vote of a bill she helped negotiate.

4 hours ago

(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)...

Katie Hobbs believes Secure the Border Act would drive businesses out of Arizona

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs believes the Secure the Border Act would drive businesses out of Arizona if passed.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Spin e-scooters wheel into Tempe and triple number in Phoenix