Lime relaunching scooters in Nashville for essential workers

Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 14:14:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lime announced it’s relaunching a limited number of scooters in Nashville to support essential workers.

Lime said Thursday that it’s providing up to 30 minutes of free rides to help workers get around town. Right now, it’s relaunching 50 scooters.

Scooters were dropped off this morning in The Gulch, Germantown and downtown areas. This afternoon, they’ll be brought to Nashville General Hospital for health workers heading home for the evening rush.

“The goal of this effort is to help workers who might otherwise have difficulty getting to work because they don't want to take public transportation or rideshare services,” Lime said, in part, in a release.

The company says it’s enhanced its cleaning methods and increased the frequency in disinfecting scooters. Lime also recommended riders to wear gloves when they can.