BDS Brings New Scooters to Corpus Christi

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BLUE DUCK SCOOTERS RE-LAUNCH IN CORPUS CHRISTI
City had requested a temporary pause in operations due to the COVID pandemic

 

SAN ANTONIO AND CORPUS CHRISTI, AUGUST 14, 2020 — Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based micromobility company operating electric scooters in Texas and the Southeastern U.S., is re-launching a fleet of scooters in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Residents and visitors will once again be able to rent scooters in the downtown area from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, using the Blue Duck mobile app.

When it relaunches operations, Blue Duck will introduce its latest generation of scooters, with a host of new features, including twin-fork front suspension and a longer, wider deck for a more stable and comfortable ride.

Megan McNamara, Blue Duck’s Senior Director of Government Partnerships, said, “In late March, because of the coronavirus, our team collaborated with our city partners to determine the best course of action to protect our riders, our staff, and the community. As a result, we mutually decided to temporarily pause operations. Now, as we begin a return to familiar activities, our scooters offer riders an alternative mode of transportation which allows them to maintain social distancing measures.”

“Even before the pause, we had implemented enhanced cleaning protocols to promote a safer experience for our riders and our staff,” said Jeff Mangold, Blue Duck’s Co-Founder and Senior Director of Fleet Management. “Scooters are sanitized daily and Blue Duck team members continue to observe guidelines issued by local and state officials, including wearing masks or facial coverings, frequent handwashing, screening for fever and symptoms upon arriving to work, and sanitizing workspaces and vehicles,” he added.

Blue Duck will offer a relaunch special of 50% off the unlock fee in Corpus Christi this weekend only, Saturday and Sunday, August 15th and 16th. The discount will automatically be applied to every ride in the city on those days. To locate and unlock Blue Duck scooters, riders can download the company’s app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play, to learn more, visit the Blue Duck website at www.flyblueduck.com.

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About Blue Duck Scooters

Blue Duck Scooters is a micromobility company operating electric scooters in Texas and the Southeastern United States. Blue Duck’s civic-minded approach — Micromobility, Southern Style™— sets it apart from other scooter operators. Blue Duck designs cleantech, last-mile transportation solutions for cities, universities, and corporations. The company invests in superior micromobility assets, and hires employees, rather than using contractors, to deploy, collect, maintain, and charge its scooters out of local operations centers. For more information, visit www.flyblueduck.com.