It's official: Lyft scooters hit the streets in Nashville

Posted at 9:04 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:37:48-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lyft scooters have officially hit the streets in Nashville. This marks the ride-sharing service's first scooter launch in the South.

Lyft said Thursday that it’s partnering with Walk Bike Nashville to build a “more walkable, bikeable, and livable Nashville” to support the group’s push for more bike lanes in the city.

The company is also partnering with 200 Man Stand and the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship to help local low-income residents sign up for their $5/month community pass.

“Providing more mobility options to communities that have historically been underserved is a key tenet for our bikes and scooters platform and we’re thrilled to partner with these organizations,”Lyft said in a release.

Now when riders open the Lyft app, they’ll see an option for scooter riding or ride-sharing.

Lyft shared some tips on how to ride the new scooters:

First, reserve a scooter ahead of time or scan the QR code on a nearby scooter.

  • “Kick-start the ground twice to get going.”
  • "Press the throttle on the right-hand side of the handlebar to speed up.”
  • “Squeeze the brake on the left-hand side of the handlebar to slow down.”
  • “Weee!”

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