The New York-based Scooter With Sidecar Bicycle Company is getting $30 million from the city of Los Angeles.
The company said it’s in the final stages of construction at its Los Angeles headquarters and has plans to begin selling its new scooters to the public in late 2018.
The Scooter For All project will help pay for the expansion of the Scooter Center, a public plaza at the end of Sunset Boulevard that will provide an accessible space for cyclists.
The plaza will have a parking area and will be used for events like bike festivals and the LA Marathon.
The company is expected to be ready to open its doors in early 2019, according to the company.
Scooters are being manufactured at the company’s new facility in the heart of L.A.’s historic SoMa neighborhood.
The scooters are equipped with a folding front seat that can fold up and attach to a rear seat for use as a back-up or for the occasional extended ride.
A rear-mounted camera will help the scooter stay upright.