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Electric scooters, bikes coming to downtown Waco

Posted: 10:17 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 03:45:26Z

WACO, TX — Central Texas residents and tourists can now enjoy a new way to explore downtown Waco.

Waco Walks joined Gotcha, a mobile transport provider, to show off the electric scooters coming to town.

Citizens from the community came out to see and ride the scooters that will be available in spots around downtown.

There will be 50 electric scooters and 50 pedal assist bikes available with upfront payment. For frequent users, memberships will be another option.

Based out of South Carolina, Gotcha provides transportation for many cities the size of Waco.

"We really love to work with cities that might be overlooked by some of our competitors, said Clarissa Carr, Partner Experience Manager for Gotcha. "We think everyone need different kinds of mobility solutions. Waco is a perfect fit for something like this given the kind of tourism that's drawn here from Magnolia, Dr. Pepper and things like that."

The company hopes to expand beyond downtown Waco in the coming year.