A sure sign that things may be starting to return to normal is that Blue Duck will start operations in Greensboro on Thursday, April 1.

Blue Duck is a micromobility company that will provide electric scooters and electric bikes for rent in Greensboro.

On Thursday, April 1, Blue Duck is waiving the $1 unlock fee for every ride in Greensboro.

During the months everything was locked down and people were advised to stay at home, there wasn’t much reason to rent a scooter or electric bike except to get some fresh air.  But with the restrictions on restaurants and bars being loosened, there are more people out and about and, beginning April 1, they will have a new travel option, Blue Duck.

Director of the Greensboro Department of Transportation Hanna Cockburn said in a press release, “We picked Blue Duck’s proposal because of their approach to equity and their excellent references.  We also preferred their recommendations regarding the boundaries of the service area in the city.”

Blue Duck is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and states, “Our civic-minded approach – Micromobility, Southern Style – sets us apart from our competitors.”

Blue Duck’s Senior Director of Government Partnerships Megan McNamara said, “We have been engaged with the Greensboro community and our city partners throughout this process.  We are thrilled to continue to expand our footprint in the State of North Carolina from Winston-Salem, where we have operated since the fall of 2020, and eager to provide multi-modal transportation options to riders in Greensboro.”

Blue Duck representatives will be at LoFi Park at 500 N. Eugene St. (in front of Joymongers’) on April 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. to showcase the new fleet, answer questions and offer test rides.

Micromobility vehicles are allowed to operate under the same rules as bicycles, which means they can be operated on sidewalks outside of the central business district.