Per a press release Lime sent out, they have launched in Raleigh. Wonder if this means City Council will have to get going on some decisions? (And now we know why NCSU was removing Birds. No surprise.)
Lime-S scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding. For more on Lime’s electric scooters, you can watch our Lime-S safety video here (a How-To and scooter safety video), visit our Lime-S page here and find Lime-S photos here (also attached).
To celebrate the launch, new riders can use the code “LIMERALEIGH” for $1 off the first 3 rides to test the scooters out themselves!
In addition, to make sure our scooters are parked responsibly throughout Raleigh and North Carolina State University, we are collecting them on a daily basis, charging them overnight and redistributing them the next day in approved areas so that they are fully charged, maintained, and ready to be ridden every morning. This also helps us ensure they are stood upright and parked responsibly so that they do not block pedestrian right-of-way or obstruct any sidewalks or roadways.
With the addition of Lime-S, North Carolina State University will become the first university campus to carry all three transportation options offered by Lime: pedal bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters.
“Lime is thrilled to bring electric scooters to North Carolina State University and the city of Raleigh as an expansion of our operations in North Carolina. We believe that residents will greatly benefit from fast, affordable, and convenient options of getting around their community while reducing their carbon footprint.” – CJ Shaw, Lime North Carolina General Manager
“Building on the success of our most recent launch of Lime-E, electric assist bikes, we are thrilled to introduce another mode of alternative transportation in Lime-S, electric scooters to the campus community.” – Mike Kennon, North Carolina State University, Assistant Transportation Director
Tomorrow we will host a ceremonial unlocking and demonstration.
WHAT: Lime Scooter Unlocking and Demo
WHO: NCSU Transportation Demand Manager and Representatives from Lime
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 am
WHERE: Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606
Lime currently operates in over 80 markets and is the largest shared bike and scooter provider in the U.S. Over six million rides have already taken place on the Lime platform since first launching just over a year ago (June 2017). We are also the only multimodal provider to offer electric scooters, electric bikes, and classic manual pedal bikes.
All of Lime’s scooters are GPS and 3G-enabled, making it simple for riders to find, unlock and pick up a nearby vehicle using their smartphone. When the ride is finished, riders simply end the ride with the Lime mobile app and responsibly park by the street curb, or at a bike rack.
Lime-S riders must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license, and wear a helmet. Lime is the only company that produces rider education videos geared towards informing riders about safety and how/where to park responsibly. All safety and proper riding information can also be found in the app.