HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Lime Scooters officials are expected to hold safety trainings at the First Ride Academy on Saturday in Hampton. The events celebrate the state of a one-year pilot program in the city.
“Lime is incredibly excited to serve the City of Hampton and work to create a safe, enjoyable and meaningful experience for residents and visitors,” said Robert Gardner, director of government relations at Lime. “We are the largest and most experienced shared electric vehicle provider in the Commonwealth, but we build our programs to meet the unique needs of each city we serve. At Hampton, we plan to operate a bespoke scooter program based on our global experience and our local goal of being a trusted partner to the city and its residents.
The event is set for September 4 at the town hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scooters are limited to 15 mph in Hampton and use geolocation technology to tell their users where to ride and park. Riders must be 18 years of age or older.
Scooter rental will start on Saturday September 4th. The scooters will initially be available in the downtown and Phoebus areas.
“Scooters are available in many cities and provide a convenient and fun way for visitors to get to attractions and see the area,” said Robin McCormick, city spokesperson. “The initial pilot area focuses on downtown and Phoebus, two of our busiest restaurant areas, and could also help reduce parking demand. “
Trips start at $ 3 for six minutes; then 32 cents per minute.
Lime also has a special low-income access deal: Lime will offer 70% off regular prices to recipients receiving a federal, state, or local grant (50 cents to unlock and 7 cents per minute to ride.) Low-income passengers can apply here.