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Lime rolls out scooters in Kansas City today

Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 13:19:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Scooters aren’t just for the Birds. Lime announced it’s rolling out electric scooters in Kansas City Tuesday, according to a news release from Lime. 

Lime-S scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding. The news release says all Lime scooters are GPS and 3G-enabled. Riders can find, unlock and pick up a scooter using their smartphone. 

Lime-S riders must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and wear a helmet, according to the news release. 

The company said it will collect the scooters on a daily basis, charge them overnight and put them in approved areas the following day. 

Robbie Makinen, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority President & CEO, said in Lime’s news release: “We truly appreciate Lime's approach to partnering with the KCATA on how best to integrate this technology into our growing transportation network. We are excited about these types of innovative approaches to last mile transportation.”

Lime will hold a ceremonial unlocking and demonstration at noon on Tuesday at the Gem Theater at 1615 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

Lime is arriving in Kansas City about two months after Bird scooters flew in. Bird had scooters running in Kansas City in early July before the company had an agreement with the city. Unlike other cities, Kansas City worked with Bird. The two reached an agreement in late July.