Friday, October 19, 2018

City Orders Lime Scooters Off the Streets

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:01 PM

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Lime scooters arrived with little fanfare (or notice, apparently) on the streets of Memphis Friday morning and city officials have now told the company to remove them.

City officials said on Facebook Friday evening that the company did not get permission from anyone here to put the scooters on the street.

Here's the city's statement:

"A new scooter company started operating here today without obtaining a permit or entering into an operating agreement. Our ordinance requires these approvals, which the company had previously been told.

We have served notice to the company that it must remove its scooters. If it does not comply, we are prepared to remove them.
In Memphis, we are obviously eager to move forward with shared mobility, as our work with Explore Bike Share and Bird shows. We just want it done safely and responsibly, which is why this ordinance exists.

We are still in the pilot phase of our work and are not yet prepared to scale up."

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