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Lime temporarily suspends service in Kansas City

Lime temporarily suspends service in Kansas City
Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 17:01:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dockless scooter company Lime has temporarily suspended service in Kansas City to take stock of what worked and what didn't during the pilot program. 

The company was allowed to operate on an interim basis so city leaders could observe how the company operated in Kansas City.

Now that the pilot program is over, the company said it is pausing service to ride out the winter weather and prepare a proposal to the city. It did not give a window for when it expects to relaunch.

The company came to Kansas City in September, just a few months after rival scooter company Bird

Since it arrived, Lime said it has recorded nearly 100,000 rides from more than 30,000 people.

In a statement, the company said the future of dockless scooters is bright for Kansas City and it is "excited to remain part of the community for years to come." 

Bird has not announced any plans to suspend service.