Lincoln e-scooters back after winter pause; city officials ask riders to be cautious
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With warmer weather around the corner, electric scooters have returned in Lincoln.
The company Lime on Wednesday deployed 250 electric scooters around Lincoln after a pause during the winter.
Last fall, the city launched its permanent scooter program after they tested it out in a pilot program.
“In those 16 months that we had the pilot, we had over 91,000 trips taken by 25,000 unique users,” said Roberto Partida, a planner with Lincoln Transportation and Utilities.
The scooter program is part of the city’s plan to have a more efficient and eco-friendly transportation system across Lincoln.
With scooters back, city officials are reminding riders to follow the rules.
“You have to be 18 years or older to ride on an e-scooter,” Partida said. “The second thing, no double riding, one person per scooter.”
Partida said a scooter is considered a motorized vehicle so riders should follow all traffic rules and regulations.
“These are considered a motorized vehicle, so you could in theory, you know, be charged with a DUI,” Partida said.
For maps and information on the ScooterLNK program, visit lincoln.ne.gov/scooter.