VeoRide electric scooters are parked at the corner of Main and Ewing in downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Staff photo by Rachel Von Stroup
VeoRide electric scooters are parked at the corner of Main and Ewing in downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Staff photo by Rachel Von Stroup
Oh my, they're everywhere.

As in other cities, about 300 electric foot scooters can be found zipping around Fort Wayne at all hours, day and night. Although the scooters sure look like fun, they're utterly nerve-wracking whenever I drive past someone riding one on the street.

The scooters are operated by VeoRide, which also has about 150 bicycles throughout the city. But mostly, we just see the scooters. They're parked on sidewalks, against lampposts, outside bars, restaurants and other establishments. At any given time downtown – except for at Headwaters Park and Promenade Park – you can see groups of people enjoying this convenient and entertaining mode of transportation. The city asked VeoRide to disallow use in the two downtown parks to avoid conflicts with pedestrians.

VeoRide, which began operating Sept. 6, has also placed 10% of the scooters in areas of the city that are lacking mobility options.
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