Want to give electric scooters a whirl? Lincoln holding free event on Saturday

courtesy: City of LNK

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — After bringing electric scooters to Lincoln for good, the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department is hosting a scooter safety event this Saturday.

The ScooterLNK Safety Education Event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on 17th Street between Q and R Streets.

Participants will have the chance to learn safety and operating rules for the Lime electric scooters while enjoying free rides. Free helmets will also be given away.

The city allows two scooter vendors in town, Lime and Veo. Until spring 2023, only Lime scooters will be available.

Operation guidelines for e-scooters in Lincoln have also been provided by the city:

  • Lime electric scooter riders must download the “Lime–#RideGreen” app on a mobile device. The fees are $1 to unlock an electric scooter and 34 cents per minute to ride.
  • Riders must be over 18 and hold a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID.
  • Riders are urged to wear a helmet for safety.
  • Riders must follow all traffic rules, signals and signs.
  • Riders must ride in bicycle lanes or vehicle lanes with the flow of traffic.
  • Riders must yield to pedestrians and walk electric scooters on sidewalks when parking.
  • Only one rider is allowed on a scooter at a time.
  • Riders must not ride be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Electric scooters are not permitted on StarTran buses.
  • Electric scooters are not permitted to be ridden on the sidewalks downtown, hiking or biking trails or UNL property.
  • Electric scooters are only allowed to operate within the area designated on this map.

Electric scooters can be parked in the following areas:

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