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The return of Calgary’s e-scooters has been delayed amid pandemic

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Hey scoot-sters, we’ve got some bad news for all you zip-quick enthusiasts. City officials have announced the delayed return of Calgary’s e-scooters in order to keep everyone safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Both Lime and Bird electric scooters hit the streets last summer and quickly became a popular form of transportation. When they were removed before the winter, they were expected to return in the spring. Unfortunately, due to the rapidly spreading virus, that probably won’t happen any time soon.

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We’re not quite sure how much longer we’ll have to practice social-distancing, or when we’ll be able to resume life as usual so it’s unclear when they’ll be littering the streets once more. The City has, however, assured us in a public statement that they will “continue to provide timely updates on the shared electric scooter pilot here as it becomes available.”

We are, however, sure of one thing. When they do roll again, it’ll likely be alongside some competition. Calgary newcomer, Roll, will also be available to commuters in the (hopefully, near-ish) future.

Until then, we recommend gliding through your kitchen in an office chair. It’s almost kind of the same thing if you close your eyes.

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