Shared Bikes and Scooters Return to Toledo Streets
Shared scooters and bikes return as a healthy, affordable, climate friendly way to get around town.
Following a winter hiatus, Toledo’s micromobility program is back on the streets giving residents and visitors access to new scooters and bicycles. Partnering with Veo as part of a pilot program, the City of Toledo offers convenient, affordable and sustainable transportation options, just in time for spring and as gas prices reach a seven-year high.
“The program restarted March 11 and it’s been great to see the Veo scooters and bikes around town again. This micromobility program has been wildly successful, providing a healthy, affordable, climate friendly form of transportation to get around the city,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “We launched our first bike share program in March 2018, and four years later I believe we can confidently say that Toledo is a leader in micromobility.”
This season’s fleet includes more than 550 Halo pedal bikes, Cosmo seated scooters, and Astro standing scooters. The 2022 riding hours have been extended, with the curfew now running from 2am-5 a.m. The approved ride area now extends north from Sylvania Ave. to Alexis Rd., west from Byrne Rd. to Reynolds Rd, and south from Glendale Ave. to Heatherdowns Blvd.
“Veo’s unique mixed fleet of micromobility vehicles provide options that fill the gap between public transit, vehicle ownership, and walking,” said Candice Xie, CEO of Veo. “Whether you’re commuting to school or work, running errands or simply enjoying all that Toledo has to offer, scooters and bikes make it easy, affordable and fun to get around.”
New this year: to simplify riding with friends and family, Veo has also launched Group Ride which allows one Veo account holder to start multiple simultaneous rides without others needing to create and use a Veo account.
How to Ride:
- Using the Veo app, riders scan a QR code to unlock the vehicle. The cost to unlock is $1. Standard pricing for the Astro is 35 cents per minute, the Cosmo is 40 cents per minute and the Halo is 5 cents per minute. The Veo Access Plan waives the unlock fee for riders with low incomes.
- To end a trip, the Veo app helps users locate an approved parking area and take an “end of ride” photo of the properly parked bike or scooter before ending the ride.
- Pedal bikes must be locked to a rack. Scooters can be parked in the sidewalk furniture zone away from the pedestrian right of way. No ride/no parking zones are highlighted in the Veo app.