Wellness Shot: 5 Things You Need To Know Before E-Scootering

Scooters are coming back to San Francisco and they are everywhere. The mom in me is freaking out about people's safety. So scooter company SKIP gave me these great tips below and I used it for my daily #wellnessshot 

5 Things You Need To Know About E-Scootering in San Francisco

1. It’s all about the bike lane baby. It’s illegal to ride e-scooters (and bikes and other fun 2 and 4-wheeled vehicles) on the sidewalk. Keep your e-scooter in the bike lane.

2. Use your hands for braking and signaling. Unlike Razor scooters of yore, the brakes are by your hand, not your heel. Signal turns with your hand to be courteous on your commute.

3. Protect your head. Not legally required, but we can all agree your brain works better when it’s in one piece. 

4. Park smart. Don’t ditch your ride in the middle of the sidewalk, street, or bike lane. Pop the kickstand, end your ride, and keep walkways as clear as possible for pedestrians. 

5. Have fun! Feel the warm breeze (or the fog) on your face! Hop on a Skip and #skipthetraffic. 

Skip is also announcing it's Get $5 Give $5 community program where new users will receive a $5 credit and Skip will donate $5 to the user's charity of choice (Burrito Project SF, Lava Mae, or Lower Polk Neighbors) *Good until 10/14**

The donations available through this program will support vital community organizations that dutifully support the people and public spaces of San Francisco:

  • Burrito Project SF is a community-supported group convening monthly to make and deliver burritos to communities in hunger and living on the street. One-hundred percent organized by volunteers, the Burrito Project is passionate about bringing people together to make a difference. ALL donations go towards purchasing ingredients and supplies to make and deliver food to the community!
  • Lava Mae delivers mobile showers and other critical resources to help San Francisco’s unhoused neighbors rekindle dignity, unlock opportunity and restore hope so they can seek employment and housing.
  • Lower Polk Neighbors is dedicated to building a cleaner, safer, more beautiful Lower Polk community. The donations from Skip will support the Lower Polk Alleyways District Vision Plan which will transform the Lower Polk Neighborhood alleyways into enjoyable, pedestrian-oriented civic spaces through the implementation of traffic calming measures, widening of sidewalks, tree plantings, rain gardens, dedicated bike, and scooter infrastructure and much more.


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