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Can the new pay-as-you-go ride app finally solve the traffic of Rome?

Faced with an unnervingly inefficient public system, an expensive taxi service and the recent clampdown on Uber, romans can have resorted to the most popular means of transport to hitch a pay-as-you-go ride: scooters. The app Scooterino, a sort of “uber on two wheels”, allows scooter scooter owners to offer a ride to anyone in the city centre for a little less than $4. Oliver Page, the founder and CEO of Scooterino is a 22-years-old american living in Rome who says he got the idea while waiting long hours for the bus and during the infamous city's public transportation strikes.

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Produced by Virginia Vitalone
Directed by Nikolai Berger
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Produced Oct 06, 2015
Published Oct 06, 2015
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Scooterino is the new ride sharing app that allows people to ask or give rides in scooters, sharing gas expenses and cutting down the traffic.

The app officially launched in Rome on September 21 and already has more than 3000 people signed up. Oliver Page, the founder and CEO of Scooterino is a 22-years-old american living in Rome who says he got the idea while waiting long hours for the bus and during the infamous city's public transportation strikes. Happening frequently, the strikes leave people frustrated and late for their appointments.

Unlike Uber, Scooterino is a non-profit app for the founders. As of now, the ride fares go straight into the drivers' pockets.

Scooterino is quickly gaining popularity also because helmet, disposable cap and insurance are provided by the Scooterista and the rides all still cost 3 euros. Page said he hopes to build a community of Scooterino users willing to share rides and live in a more sustainable city.

 

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- Scooterino rider (Scooterista) transporting an user around Rome

00:19 -00:34 SOT Italian - Fabio Pompili, scooterino user:

“Scooterino is very useful for me in the city, I don’t have to wait for the bus anymore, is comfy, simple and safe. I like it so far, so why not using it?”

- Scooterino website page

- Oliver Page working in his office

- Scooterino Facebook page

01:03 - 01:17  1st SOT Italian - Oliver Page, Scooterino Co-founder:

“We want to help Romans with a new economic and eco-friendly alternative to move around the city. The idea is that this is such a wonderful city to live in but the problem is that to get around is terrible. ”

- Cutway: Scooterino Facebook page detail

01:21 - 01:38 2nd SOT Italian - Oliver Page, Scooterino Co-founder:

"The idea of Scooterino came to me while waiting for the bus. And after waiting for 20 minutes the bus wasn’t coming and I was seeing that these scooters were passing me by and I asked myself "how is it possible that I wait for 20 minutes and the bus doesn’t come on time?"

- Overcrowded bus

- Traffic in Rome

- People waiting for the bus

02:01 - 02:08 SOT Italian Vox Pop - woman at the bus stop:

“I'm losing time. It’s already 12:30 PM and there is nothing I can do.”

-User calls the scooterists and pays through phone

-Scooterino driver picks up the user

- Scooterista

02:23 - 02:32 GRAB  Italian  - Scooterino driver:

“Is this the first time you use Scooterino? Then here is your complimentary cap"

- Scooterista and user drive off.

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