Scooters Are Back in Nashville...But For Good Reason

Scooters are about to be back on the streets of Nashville, but not at the scale you're used to.

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It won't be for people zooming back and forth to concerts, Preds games, or Broadway honky-tonks. A small fleet of scooters will be deployed in several cities, including Nashville, to help people more easily get back and forth to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses. The company also announced through their "Lime Aid" program that first responders and medical workers would be offered 30-minute free rides during the pandemic.

David Spielfogel, the Chief Policy Officer for Lime, said "Keeping cities healthy means doing our part to support health care workers, first responders and other frontline workers who are in need of safe, alternative transportation modes for essential errands. At Lime, we remain committed to supporting and connecting the communities we serve and doing our part during these unprecedented times."

The company is working with each individual city to determine the best deployment locations and methods, and also encouraging riders to take extra healthy and sanitation measures for their own safety and the safety of others.

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