There are many ways to get around San Francisco: the famous Cable Cars, bicycle, Uber, or even segways in Golden Gate Park. And if you've spent any time in the tech bubble, I'm sure you've witnessed the revival of Razor scooters or those self-balancing unicycles. Yes, that is a real thing (only in San Francisco).
Before the revival of Razor scooters, the electric scooter was the transportation method of choice in San Francisco. They make it easy to zip around the hills of the city, park in those tiny places that cars won't fit, and are simply a fun and exhilarating way to explore the town. Not to mention the many environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Here's where Scoot comes in, an urban mobility service featuring a scooter-share network across San Francisco. "Scoots are shared, electric, smartphone-activated motor-scooters you can ride in the city. If you can drive a car and ride a bike, you can scoot!" (Scoot)
The process of signing up, learning to ride, and hitting the streets is very simple and user-friendly. Let me break it down.
Here's how it works:
Once you have completed this process, I recommend exploring a flat area with less traffic, especially if you have never ridden an electric scooter before. We chose to ride around Golden Gate Park since there are not as many cars and TONS to explore. For other starter rides, see Scoot's suggestions here.
For a day in Golden Gate Park, reserve a Scoot at 12th and Judah or the UCSF Parnassus Garage. Reserving a Scoot at one of the garages ensures that you will receive a scooter that has more charge and a further range. Once you get to your Scoot, dock your phone in the waterproof dash and follow my Insider Guide to check out some of my favorite spots.
Electrify Your Stay at W San Francisco
For a limited time, enjoy a Scoot day pass for two included with your room at W San Francisco. Turn on excitement as you explore San Francisco by electric scooter. Ignite your weekend adventures with:
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