Local Matters in Cochrane, AB

Cochrane Welcomes a New E-Scooter Service to Town

Roll Scooters launch in Cochrane on August 13, 2021 in Centennial Plaza

Cochrane, AB – Roll, the only Canadian-owned, developed, and operated shared micromobility company, is launching its dockless electric scooters in Cochrane on August 13. 

In addition to being awarded operating permits in Kelowna, BC and Red Deer, AB, Roll is selected as Cochrane’s sole shared e-scooter operator for its focus on safety. Roll’s newest generation of micromobility devices are reaching the Town of Cochrane on Friday, August 13.

Aligning with the Town’s environmental and transportation goals, micro-mobility options in the Town of Cochrane have expanded to include Roll’s industry-leading, safety-first shared electric scooters. It is a two year pilot program that is fully operated and funded by Roll, with the program framework provided by the Town. 

Roll’s e-scooters are supporting the Town’s efforts to limit carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and minimize transportation gaps by connecting tourists and residents with a safe, reliable, and fun mode of transportation. 

Roll has taken a number of safety precautions, on top of the existing safety protocols. Riders’ health and safety is Roll’s top priority and is following the guidance from the Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

To protect Rollers, Roll is disinfecting the handlebars of the scooters every time a scooter enters the warehouse and throughout the day. Roll advises riders to bring their personal wipes and disinfect their hands and the vehicles before and after use. 

To aid recovery from COVID-19, Roll is extending Roll to Vaccines, to provide free rides to vaccine appointments, and Heroes Without Capes, to show its support to healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines working tirelessly to keep everyone safe and healthy. More information can be found on Roll’s website. 

“We are thrilled to expand our operations in Cochrane. We have been working closely with the Town to introduce our industry-leading shared e-scooters in a safe and responsible manner while generating new jobs across Alberta to support the post-pandemic revival. We will apply our experience and knowhow we have gained from other cities to ensure that the pilot in Cochrane is a success.”

said Arda Ertürk, Co-Founder and CCO of Roll.

About Roll Scooters 

Roll Scooters (www.rollscooters.com) is a Canadian start-up founded in March 2019 focused on the last-mile transportation market. Roll offers smart mobility solutions by providing dock-less electric scooter and bike share services to cities and campuses. Among the emerging electric scooter operators, Roll differentiates itself by putting safety first. 

Working in close partnership with the University of Toronto, Roll combines exclusive technologies and a rider-centric design to promote safer use of e-scooters. Focused on the quality of their vehicles, Roll hires its own team to collect, recharge, and maintain the fleet. As it scales, Roll is committed to continuing collaborating with local governments and community leaders to grow responsibly. 

As cities outgrow their reliance on cars, Roll aims to bridge the gaps in public transportation and grow micro-mobility alternatives safely and sustainably. With their vehicles, commuters can save time lost in waiting for transit, tourists can easily navigate to city landmarks, and students can avoid long walks across campus. 

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Samantha Nickerson

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Written by Samantha Nickerson