E-scooter-sharing firm Lime is reactivating small fleets of scooters in a couple of dozen cities and can supply free 30-minute rides for well being care staff and regulation enforcement officers, the company announced. Its Lime Support initiative is supposed to handle important staff’ want for transportation whereas social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Micromobility performs a important function in transferring individuals seamlessly by cities, and as a person type of transportation, scooters may also help fill an integral transportation hole at this essential time,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. It can accomplice with the cities to find out the very best areas for the scooters. Lime says within the launch the scooters are meant for use for important journeys solely, comparable to to the grocery retailer or physician’s workplace, not for pleasure using or different functions.
The corporate plans to begin Lime Support within the first batch of cities, which incorporates Austin, Baltimore, Columbus, Dallas, Nashville, Norfolk, Va., Oklahoma Metropolis, Salt Lake Metropolis, and Washington D.C. within the US; Berlin and Cologne in Germany; Paris, France; Rimini, Italy; and Tel Aviv, Israel. Lime says it is going to broaden to different cities within the coming weeks.
Lime, the most important e-scooter-sharing firm on this planet with some 120,000 scooters in 30 international locations, mentioned in March it could be suspending service in practically two dozen international locations. Final week, The Verge discovered that Lime was shopping for up the property of defunct electrical skateboard firm Boosted.