Texas Scooter Company Blue Duck Takes Flight in El Paso, Competes With Locally Owned Glide
A new fleet of scooters has taken flight in El Paso.
Blue Duck, a San Antonio-based electric scooter company, recently began operating on the same turf the El Paso owned, El Paso-based scooter operator Glide has been servicing since April 2019.
Like Glide, Blue Duck rents electric scooters to customers via a mobile app. Riders can use them to scoot around downtown seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well around the UTEP and Cincinnati District area. Cost, per the Blue Duck website, is a "buck to unlock your Duck,” then it’s 25 cents per minute. Glide rides start at $1 and run at 20 cents per minute.
Whichever one you choose to transport you Uptown or downtown, you must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver license, and abide by all state and city traffic laws. You can find the full list of rules and regulations HERE.
Blue Duck also operates scooters in San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Bryan, and Edinburg -- home to Texas A&M, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley respectively.
While Glide is currently only in El Paso, CEO Jonathan Lopez recently told a local news station they have plans to expand to other small and mid-sized cities, although specific locations were not divulged.