Environmental and economic sustainability in terms of urban transport definitely requires the reinforcement of public transport as well as green-energy alternatives (a different issue is the saturation of public roads with all sorts of vehicles).
Lime is a platform that offers us city dwellers the possibility to move around town on board electric scooters that can be found and unlocked from our phone and that can be used by means of a rental system: we'll pay for the time of use as well as a fixed price to unlock each scooter.
How Lime works
Now that you know what it is, you only need to find out how it works:
- Step 1: open the app to find an electric scooter on the map.
- Step 2: unlock it by scanning the QR code or insert its ID.
- Step 3: scoot to your destination and when you get there, park the scooter away from the pedestrian traffic and lock the vehicle once again.
You'll obviously need to associate a valid payment method to your account (such as a credit or debit card) to be able to use this service, even being able to achieve extra credit on certain occasions.
It's a clean, cheap, comfortable, and safe urban transport method that's already available in different cities around the world such as Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego or Denver.