GRAND HAVEN, Mich., (WOOD) — A new way to get around Grand Haven will be available on Saturday morning.
After five months of working, 18-year-old entrepreneur Collin Reenders will be launching Wave Co. scooters. It’s the first motorized scooters of their kind in West Michigan.
Reenders says since he was a child, he’s always wanted to have a business of his own. On Friday night, he put out wooden posts for his newest venture.
The scooters will be available at seven different locations around the city including Wessel’s Auto, Grand Haven City Beach and Grand Haven Community Center.
It will cost $1.50 to start and then 50 cents per minute.
Detroit and East Lansing have versions of the scooters already. They have been somewhat controversial in other cities and labeled a nuisance after people complained they were left in odd places, cluttering streets and sidewalks.
To make sure that doesn’t happen in Grand Haven, Reenders says they’re installing racks where users would have to return the scooters.
If the scooters are not re-racked, the user will continue being charged by the minute.
“There’s not a ton of them. There’s only 30 and they’re going to be at parking zones around town and rather than being left all over. You’ll be able to ride from zone to zone,” Reenders said. “That keeps them off the streets, off the sidewalks and makes for a better system.”
The scooters will be available at the following locations:
• Wessel’s Auto
• Tri-Cities Family YMCA
• Grand Haven City Beach
• Noto’s Old World Italian Dining
• Chinook Pier Park
• Lake Avenue, near the city’s cemetery
• Grand Haven Community Center
**Correction: The original version of this article misspelled Collin Reenders’ last name as Rendeers. The error has been corrected. We regret the mistake.