How To Use Lime Scooters

Traveling by scooter is becoming more and more popular each and every day. Especially if you are living in a city. Hopping on a scooter is a really easy way to quickly get where you need. Plus it has the added bonus of being an enjoyable experience. This article will explain how to use lime scooters.

There is one brand that is dominating the market for electric scooters and that is Lime scooters. Lime scooters were founded in 2017 in San Francisco.

They are known for paving the way for dockless electric scooters. Their goal is that every community should have access to affordable and smart mobility. 

In this guide we will be exploring how to use Lime Scooters and details about them.

What Are Lime Scooters?

Before looking at ‘How to use Lime scooters?’ we will first understand what they are.Lime scooters or Lime-S scooters are dockless electric scooters that people are able to use to ride to their destination. They are considered to be an alternative way of transportation for things like taxis and buses. 

The user who picks up a Lime scooter is essentially renting the scooter. They are able to find a scooter by using an app.  

Lime scooters are a new form of transportation that can get users from one place to another for a fee. Lime scooters are also more than just a form of transportation. Riding a Lime scooter is a fun activity that you can do with others. 

How To Use Lime Scooters

So now that you know what they are, let’s look at how to use Lime Scooters. Following this step-by-step guide will help you understand how to use them. 

Step One: Requirements

Make sure you meet the requirements. There are certain requirements that you must make sure you meet before you can consider riding a Lime scooter.

In order for a person to be able to ride a Lime scooter, they must have a US driver’s license. They must be 18 years old to ride a Lime scooter. 

They must be able to follow US traffic laws. They also need to wear a helmet when riding. You must not be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. 

Step Two: Download The App

Once you know you meet the requirements it is time to download and open the Lime app. The Lime app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. 

Step Three: Sign In

Now it is time to sign in. You’ll be provided with a few options of how you would like to sign in. This could be signing in with Google, with your phone number, with your Facebook, with your email address or there might be an option that says ‘more’.

You will then need to verify your account when you have been prompted and agree to the terms and conditions set by Lime.

Step Four: Location And Payment

After you have set up your account you will be prompted to put in your payment details. This can either be done then or at a later stage by clicking on the little ‘X’ button.

If you decide to leave putting in your payment details at this time, you will need to do so before you have your first ride. 

After putting in your payment details, you will be taken to a page that asks you to enable your location services. You need to enable this so you are able to see the Lime scooters that are available in your area. 

Step Five: Find A Scooter

Now that you are all set up, all you need to do is find a scooter. On the map, there will be images of limes with scooters in the middle of them.

To find a scooter, locate one that is a short walk from you. You should check to see if the scooter has a lot of battery life left before you choose that one. 

Step Six: Unlock The Scooter

Once you have found a scooter, go to the destination it is located at. If you are struggling to find the scooter when you are at this location, then there is an option to make the scooter ring. 

After you have found the scooter it is time to unlock it. Although, before you unlock it make sure to check the scooter for any damage. If the scooter is damaged then you should report it through the app. There is an exclamation point button that you can use to report the damage.

If the Lime scooter is in good condition, then you can unlock the scooter. In order to do this all you have to do is click on the ‘ride’ button. Then locate the QR code on the scooter and scan it.

If there is an issue with scanning the scooter there is a six-digit code that you can enter instead. The six-digit code is usually found underneath the QR code. 

You will get confirmation that the Lime scooter is unlocked so then you can unlock the kickstand. Once this is done you are able to begin your ride. 

Step Seven: Riding The Scooter

Before you start riding the scooter, you need to make sure that all of the parts of the scooter are working. This means you want to check the handbrakes are working properly by pumping them.

Double-check the tires are in good condition without any punctures. Even though you checked the scooter before renting it, another check is always a good idea. 

To ride the scooter, you need to step on the scooter with one foot and kick off with the other. You should stand with both feet on the scooter so that they are sideways. Both of your hands should be on the handlebars. 

On the handlebars, there is a throttle that you need to gently press down to accelerate. There is also a handbrake on the handlebars that you use to slow down and stop. 

It is that simple to ride. Try to stay in the bike lanes if possible. 

Step Eight: Ending Your Ride

When you are ready to end your ride and you have arrived at your destination you need to check in the Lime app that the place you are in is an accepted parking zone. 

If it is an accepted parking zone, then look for a suitable place to park the scooter. This needs to be a place that does not disrupt traffic and is out of pedestrians’ way. Make sure this is not somewhere that would be blocking the way of emergency services for example near a fire station. 

Once you have found a suitable place to park, pull out the kickstand. If your Lime scooter has a cable lock then it needs to be parked and locked to a bike stand.

When you are ready to end your ride, return to the app and stop the minute fees by clicking end ride. This should lock the scooter. You might also need to take a photo of the scooter to end the ride. 

Final Thoughts

Riding a Lime scooter is quick and easy. It is a great way to change the way you get around cities. It might seem like a lot of steps to follow but each step only takes a short amount of time to complete. These steps are to ensure that you have a safe ride when using a Lime scooter.

One thing to be aware of is the laws of riding an electric scooter in your state. Make sure that you are following all the rules and regulations that apply in your state. 

Hopefully, this guide has helped you to confidently understand the process of how to use Lime scooters. They are a fantastic alternative for transportation and are great fun to ride. 

Cathy Welks
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