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Lime scooters are now on the streets of Milwaukee

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jul 23, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Lime scooters have officially launched in Milwaukee.

Lime will drop an initial fleet of 500 scooters in the city after receiving final approval. They will be rolled out throughout the week.

Mayor Tom Barrett said they will be evenly spread out in three different areas of the city.

The Department of Public Works says the goal to allow dockless scooters from Lime into the city is to increase transportation options, expand access to transit and fulfill last minute connections, and evaluate impacts on access to the public right of way.

"Milwaukee's forward-thinking commitment to providing its community with diverse transportation options is inspiring," said a Lime representative in a news release. "We are excited to partner with the city on that goal and help better connect communities across Milwaukee with our fleet of electric scooters that make it easier and more affordable to get around."

The maximum speed limit for dockless scooters is 15 mph. Users must obey the rules of the road. Riding on the sidewalk is prohibited, and riders are not allowed to park on the Riverwalk.

Lime has also been informed by the city to tell riders how to safely use their scooters. The company is also responsible for handling all complaints and provide necessary education and training.

For more information on Lime scooters, click here.