ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth will have a new form of transportation to get around the city starting on November 1st. A new pilot program will introduce 400 Lime electric scooters citywide, which will be available for rental by the public. 

“I am proud to announce that Elizabeth is officially launching a Lime scooter pilot program, which will not only assist in a quick and affordable travel solution for many residents, but it goes hand in hand with our Go Green Initiatives throughout our City,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “Whether you are using these scooters to travel to your destination or just navigating to lunch, these micro-mobility devices can help fill in the gaps between public transportation for hundreds of commuters each day, resulting in reduced traffic congestion, parking issues and more.” 

A special “First Ride Academy Kick-Off” scooter safety training course will be held on Friday, November 1, at 11 am. at Union County College, Kellogg Building, Front Entrance, 40 W Jersey St, in Elizabeth. These scooter safety training sessions will be available on future dates for anyone wanting to learn more about how to safely operate the scooters. 

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Lime scooters are $1 to unlock and $0.20/min to ride. Lime is GPS-enabled, making it simple for riders to find, unlock and pick up a nearby scooter using their smartphone. When the ride is finished, riders simply end the ride with their respective mobile apps and responsibly park by the street curb, or at a bike rack. 

Lime will be responsible for the retrieval of the scooters by independent consultants known as juicers who will pick the scooters up at night when they need to be charged.

According to the Mayors Office, It's a pilot program so bike racks will be placed at different points all over the city at different times based on the date. It was also noted that a bike rack location will be included at  Kean University. The easiest way to find a scooter is to look up your location on the Lime app to find a scooter closest to you. 

You can download the Lime app in your respective mobile app stores. You can learn more about Lime by clicking here.  

This is the first scooter-share program in Union County and the third in New Jersey. 

Lime is the largest shared scooter and bike provider in the United States, operating in more than 120 cities on five continents, with more than 100 million rides already taken. 

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