Bike-sharing company to roll electric scooters onto Georgia Southern

Shiann Sivell

Bike-sharing company Lime will roll out electric Lime-S scooters onto the Georgia Southern University campus Saturday.

Following a $335 million deal with Uber over the summer, Lime released shareable bikes on the GS campus. The company is releasing electric scooters, but with a few more restrictions to their peddling counterparts.

According to the press release from public relations manager Steve Youn, the scooters will be collected on a daily basis and redistributed on campus the following day.

“This is to make sure our scooters are recharged and parked responsibly throughout Georgia Southern University,” Youn said in an email. “This also helps us ensure [the scooters] are stood upright and parked responsibly so that they do not block pedestrian right-of-way, or obstruct any sidewalks or roadways.”

Another restriction is that riders for the scooters must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and wear a helmet.

The Lime-S scooters will cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding.

All of Lime’s scooters are GPS- and 3G-enabled, making it simple for riders to find, unlock and pick up a nearby scooter using their smartphone. As with the bikes, riders simply end the ride with the Lime mobile app and responsibly park the scooter by the street curb, or at a bike rack.

Lime currently operates in more than 100 markets and is the largest shared bike and scooter provider in the U.S. Over 11.5 million rides have already taken place on the Lime platform since first launching in June 2017.

To access a safety demo, visit Lime’s scooter demo on their website.

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