Lime, the popular scooter rental business, announced on Wednesday its plans to re-enter the Lubbock community for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic.
Based out of California, the company prides itself on being a leading provider of electric scooters and recently launched a mass amount of its product in Lubbock and around the Texas Tech Campus.
The company placed a total of 200 scooters in the area and expressed its plans to increase that number as demand grows, as reported by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Lime gained permission from the city of Lubbock to relaunch its electric scooters after the COVID-19 pandemic caused them to shut down, and the company has expressed its gratitude for being able to serve the Red Raider community and Lubbock as a whole.
The electric scooter company also made it known that safe and responsible riding is their biggest priority.
“Lime is proud and grateful for the opportunity to provide Texas Tech and the entire Lubbock community with safe, accessible, and affordable options to get around once again,” Nico Probst, Director of Government Relations at Lime said.
As cities across the country and the world emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, we are thrilled to help them get moving this summer and heading into the fall. We look forward to working with the city, the university, and with our riders to ensure our program runs as safely and smoothly as possible.”
Lime has also expressed its plan in conducting outreach to guarantee users understand the riding and parking rules the city and university have implemented. These communication efforts will most likely be found in-app, through messaging, and by providing First Ride Academy safety training.
Users who disobey city rules will receive fines or a ban from Lime’s platform. Although Lime scooters are being made accessible to all around the Lubbock community, users must maintain safety while using them.