Lime Scooters Arrive at Waterloo

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering
Posted on: October 17, 2018

People of Waterloo, a new vehicle arrives on our roads!

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, e-scooters made their debut in parts of Waterloo on October 2nd.

Courtesy of Lime, these scooters can be used only in certain parts of Waterloo – a 6.5-kilometre route that includes Waterloo Park , the University of Waterloo’s main campus, and the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Lime is a company that is based in California and runs bicycle and scooter sharing systems.

The user needs to install the Lime app to locate nearby scooters. The app helps the user unlock the scooter. The cost for unlocking is $1 and the ride costs $.30/min. It is advised to wear a helmet when riding. The scooters can be charged using a plug point and a cable. They are to be used only in bike lanes.  Since there are no proper docking stations provided yet, the scooters are to be dropped near a bike rack.

This is a pilot project that is scheduled to run this fall (till the snowfall or till November) and next summer (starting from April) and is the first of its kind in Canada.

 

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