E Rental Scooters and Bikes Now Available to Ride and Use Around Sarasota
Veo, is Sarasota's exclusive new e-scooter and bike operator, and it has begun rolling out the scooters and bikes in designated areas across Sarasota.
There is a total of about 350 to 400 scooters (both seated and stand-up) and there will be 50 to 75 bicycles (traditional and pedal-assisted) will be available for rent when the initial rollout is complete in the coming weeks.
Scooter and bike corrals and parking areas are being established on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, at St. Armands Circle and at various other locations throughout the city. Staff will be evaluating the parking corral areas to determine efficiency, location and whether modifications are required.
The vehicles can be activated to rent through the Veo app, now available for download in the App Store and Google Play.
Rental costs for scooters are $1 to unlock them via the mobile app, and 37 cents per minute. Bike rentals are 50 cents per half hour. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Through its Veo Access program, the company also offers discounted rates to low-income users who qualify.
Veo uses geofencing technology to limit use of the vehicles in safe, designated areas. They are prohibited on narrow and busy sidewalks. The company employs a locally based staff who will be available to repair and replace vehicles, return misplaced scooters and bikes to parking corrals and respond to any issues.
Frequently Asked Questions about the program are available here.
For more information, visit VeoRide.com or call Veo at 855-836-2256.