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Lime pulls out of Tallahassee's e-scooter pilot program

Posted at 1:09 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 13:09:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Citing "restrictive deployment regulations" that led to "low scooter ridership" in Tallahassee, Lime has pulled out of the city's e-scooter pilot program.

Lime submitted a letter to the City of Tallahassee on Wednesday terminating their agreement. The company said that restrictive regulations and a limited service area led to a drop off of participation from residents.

" ... Lime had hoped to meet the need for more conveniet and sustainable transportation options while building a cleaner, healthier community for all," wrote Vivian Myrtetus, Lime's government affairs manager, in the letter. "However, restrictive deployment regulations, coupled with a limited service area has led to low scooter ridership in Tallahassee, making it exceedingly difficult to operate a viable scooter sharing program."

Despite saying that the framework of the city's e-scooter program isn't conducive to their operation, Lime says they hope to continue working with the city to help create better e-scooter guidelines for a permanent program.

November 23 is the last day Lime's e-scooters will be riding on the Capital City's streets.