Lime bringing electric bikes, new e-scooters to Tampa


On Saturday, February 20, Lime–the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles–will host a demonstration of it’s award-winning electric bike and a new and improved scooter model at 10am at the Portico, 1001 N. Florida Avenue.

Advancements in micro mobility are of Tampa’s move to become a less car dependent city. New districts such as Water Street Tampa are being designed with car-free residents in mind.

Lime is proposing to bring its new hardware to serve Tampa residents as part of the city’s selection process for the next phase of its micromobility program. The newer Gen 3 scooter that Lime will demo includes improved brakes, suspension, handling and shock absorption. 

The demonstration will be joined by WellBuilt Bikes, a social enterprise organization that trains homeless Floridians to build and fix bikes and then donates the bike free of charge. Lime will announce WellBuilt Bikes as its Lime Hero partner, meaning riders will be able to round up the cost of their rides to support improved mobility for the less fortunate in Tampa. 

As part of the demonstration, Lime will also provide a First Ride safety class to Tampa residents. Lime’s signature First Ride courses help new and inexperienced riders familiarize themselves with electric scooters in a low-stress environment. The class includes safety tips and a small riding course to go over accelerating, braking, turning and responsible parking. 

Have you used the electric scooters in the City of Tampa?

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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