Lime scooters now available on campus

Jordan Wheeler, freshman multimedia and film production major, tests out one of the Lime scooters. “It’s so exciting,” Wheeler said. “I don’t even care that I’m spending whole dollars to ride them.”

Shiann Sivell

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Bike-sharing company Lime began depositing electric scooters on Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus Friday.

By Monday, more than 50 scooters will be on campus, with more being added by the end of the week, operations manager for the GS campus Megan Huggins said.

“The battery life of the scooters vary by how often and how long they are ridden,” Huggins said. “The drained ones will be picked up and replenished throughout the day as needed.”

As with the bikes, riders will need to access the scooters with the Lime app. Riders will then be able to locate a scooter and begin their ride. However, riders should be wary of the additional safety hazards that come with the scooters.

Riders should consider wearing a helmet and not riding the scooters on unsteady sidewalks or grass, Huggins said.

“[Students] should take their own safety into consideration,” Huggins said. “[Lime] encourages [students] to wear helmets and we have in-app messages to be sure students are aware local laws.”

Jordan Wheeler, freshman multimedia and film production major, tested one of the scooters Saturday and said she couldn’t wait to ride the scooters to her classes.

“It’s so exciting,” Wheeler said. “I don’t even care that I’m spending whole dollars to ride them.”

For more safety tips and a full how-to guide, visit the Lime scooter tutorial video.

Shiann Sivell, The George-Anne Enterprise Reporter, [email protected]