Back to the Future
Razor breezes into downtown San Antonio with new dockless scooters
For those of a certain age, the Razor scooter represents the ultimate in 21st century cool. When it launched in 2000, the Razor was a thin, somewhat flimsy piece of metal that you stood on before propelling yourself forward in an abrupt, almost violent manner. Naturally, it was also the it toy of the early aughts.
Well, San Antonians, prepare for the next generation of the Razor. On October 18, the scooter brand announced the launch of its own electric dockless bike sharing program, Razor Share. The company joins the legions of Limes and Birds that have already infiltrated the city.
Like most dockless scooters, Razor Share bikes are accessible via app on iOS or Android. Once the app is installed, users can "scan and scoot" at top speeds of up to 15 mph. Before the first ride, users must upload a driver's license in order to sign up. Once registered, riders can use the bikes for $1 per ride and .15 cents per minute after that.
The bikes will be available daily from 7 am to 9 pm, and located in Southtown, downtown, and surrounding neighborhoods, according to a rep.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the San Antonio community to provide a better ride with our Razor Share dockless e-scooter," said Danny Simon, COO of Razor USA, in a release. "San Antonio has been a wonderful collaborator and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship to best serve this vibrant city.”
San Antonio is Razor Share's second foray into Texas. In addition to Dallas, the bikes have popped up across the country in recent months in cities such as San Diego and Denver.