The City of Spartanburg Now Has A New Way To Get Around With Blue Duck E-Scooters

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The City of Spartanburg introduced a new way for residents and visitors to the downtown area to be mobile, in partnership with Blue Duck E-Scooters. The new “flock” of scooters landed this week and Kidding Around has all the info you need to hop on and take a ride around the city.

Melanie on a scooter
Photo Credit: Jamarcus Gaston | Blue Duck E-Scooters

Getting Around Downtown Spartanburg

The City of Spartanburg took a step towards being a more modern destination this week with the introduction of a new mode of transportation. The fleet of new E-Scooters will allow residents and visitors to get a “ducks-eye-view” of the city while whizzing past.

Getting started is simple:

  • Download the free Blue Duck App on iTunes or Google Play
  • Sign up for an account
  • Use the Blue Duck App to locate an available scooter
  • Scan the QR code on the Blue Duck E-Scooter to unlock it and start the meter
  • The cost is just $1 to unlock the scooter, and then it’s 25 cents per minute
  • Be sure to go into the app and hit “LAND” to stop the meter and close out the charges as soon as you disembark from the scooter

When you are done riding the scooter, hop-off and leave the scooter within the city; the Blue Duck team will take care of the rest!

line up of parked scooters

Tips For Riding The Blue Duck E-Scooters

Riding these scooters isn’t hard, you just need to be aware of your surroundings and stay off of the sidewalks while you ride them. When you are ready to start moving you have to push off with your foot to get the scooter moving. The accelerator is the toggle near your right thumb, and a bell is a toggle near your left thumb. The Blue Duck scooters have “get-up-and-go”, so ease into going faster.

Here are some more important things to know before you jump on to take a ride.

  • Only one scooter can be rented per Blue Duck account
  • Blue Duck recommends that all riders wear a helmet while riding. They are not provided, so you will have to bring your own if you wish to wear one.
  • Riders must be 18 or older to ride the scooters, and only one rider per scooter is permitted.
row of people on scooters

Celebratory Deals From Downtown Businesses

Downtown business owners want those shiny new scooters sitting in front of their doors, and are offering *discounts to make it happen! We will update this as we see more announcements made.

  • Burrito Hub
    Anyone that leaves a Blue Duck Scooter in front of @burrito.hub gets a BOGO!!! (From 5-9 pm on Friday & Saturday)

*Offers subject to change, please confirm with business for current promo info.

We can’t wait to see everyone scootin’ around Downtown Spartanburg!

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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