Good Question: Why aren’t the new scooters and bikes in more popular spots?

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— This story is about a big new add for Rochester—those e-bikes and electric scooters that rolled out earlier this summer.

News10NBC’s Brennan Somers has been telling you about some of the rules for how they all work, but these rides aren’t based everywhere, including some very popular neighborhoods.

"Why aren’t there more HOPR hubs in hot spots in Rochester?" Local 98PXY Radio Host "Breezy" asked. "I haven’t seen any in Park Ave, none in Neighborhood of the Arts, I love riding them and I think they are a great addition to our city but every time I go to do so I can’t find a hub."

When you go on the HOPR app, you can see plenty of rides scattered around town.

A majority of the hubs for most easy pick-ups are all close to the center of the city for obvious reasons, like visibility and access.But there are still no hubs going out farther along East and University Avenues.

Somers reached out to contacts at HOPR and Regional Transit Service, and here’s what he got for why they aren’t in certain busy spots.

Park Ave: Very narrow sidewalks and they’ve had a hard time finding a location there so they are trying for the next best option

Village Gate: Working to get a station permitted close by.

East and Alexander: They’ll look at that in the future but there is one hub not far away at the Little Theatre.


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