Scooters make Waco debut

The City of Waco has announced that Blue Duck Scooters are doing a “soft” rollout today, July 17, downtown. Blue Duck has deployed about 50 scooters.

Here are some of the details of the pilot program:

Basic Information 

This is an exclusive agreement between the City and Blue Duck to operate a pilot scooter share program for one year. 

To rent a scooter, download the Blue Duck app on your phone. 

Blue Duck offers discounted rides for low-income individuals, veterans, and active duty service members. To apply for any of these programs, go to their website flyblueduck.com/access/.

Fifty scooters will be deployed for the soft launch; additional scooters (up to 150 total) will be phased in. Any additional scooters will require permission from the City. 

Operation 

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week. 

Service area includes downtown, uptown, and East Waco.

— Parking and riding will be limited to within the service area only

— Baylor is a no parking and no riding zone

— Cameron Park is a no parking zone (zoo is OK)

— Indian Spring Park, Suspension Bridge, Doris Miller Memorial, and lower Riverwalk are slow riding zones

— Baylor riverwalk trail (as identified on Waco Riverwalk map) and Umphrey bridge are permitted for scooter riding and parking

— Sul Ross skatepark is a no riding zone

— Downtown Transit Center bus lane is a no riding, no parking zone.

Blue Duck will deploy scooters to designated zones within the service area. 

Scooters are dockless and can be parked anywhere that doesn’t cause a safety concern or block pedestrian or business access. Riders are encouraged to return scooters to designated deployment zones. 

Scooters will be rebalanced periodically throughout the day by Blue Duck staff.

To file a complaint, report an improperly parked scooter, or for assistance, contact Blue Duck customer service at 1-833-BLUEDUCK. 

Blue Duck is implementing an enhanced cleaning procedure to keep our community and their employees safe. For more information go to their website: flyflueduck.com/covid/ 

General Rules 

• Must be 18+ to ride 

• One rider per scooter 

• No riding on sidewalks 

• No riding on roadways with speed limit greater than 35 mph 

• Use the bike lane when available 

• Riding on shared-use paths (Riverwalk) is OK 

• Follow rules of the road 

• Yield to pedestrians 

• Helmets are encouraged 

Maps and Scooter Details Below

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