Lime electric scooters returned to the district of Columbia to provide free rides to health care workers during the coronavirus crisis
Washington - The coronavirus pandemic is making many things in this country daunting.Traffic has been greatly reduced and public transport services have been curtailed.Many of the scooters we had seen were also gone.
On Wednesday, He returned to the area with a flotilla of Lime scooters after being driven off the streets by the coronavirus pandemic.
The company will launch 50 scooters, targeting the ones people need most.Lime also offers 30 minutes of free rides for healthcare workers.
"I think as a company we at least want to make sure that we thank them and that they get to and get away from where they need to go," says Robert Gardner, director of government relations at Lime.
The war with the region's electric scooter companies continues.In recent months, many companies have struggled to stay afloat.The district Department of Transportation recently made a decision to allow only Lyft, Skip and Spin operations.
That changed, however, when Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public health emergency.According to Jeff Marootian, head of DDOT, the transportation agency has extended the 2019 Dockless Shared Vehicle Program through the end of 2020.This means that all the electric scooter companies can continue to operate without a dock.