What’s Up with the Scooters on Meridian Street Corners?
"Anyone else see the random scooters all over Eagle Road?"
Our running club was hosting an evening run at Cottonwood Park and during our drive there, all of us noticed that dozens of black, white and green scooters seemed to have appeared overnight on street corners all over Meridian. They weren't locked to anything and were just sitting on the sidewalk, so it looked pretty random. Where did they come from? Why were they there?
Well, it turns out the scooters were left on the street corners by a company by the name of Lime. Based out of California, they're a bike, e-bike and e-scooter share service that's been trying to break into the Treasure Valley for years. According to Idaho Press, Meridian became the first city in the region to approve Lime's operation when they signed a contract on Monday.
Lime's set up scooter station in high traffic areas in Meridian (I started noticing them on the corners by the Village) and are there for anyone 18 years or older with a valid drivers license to take for a spin. To access them, download the Lime app and scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock it. They're $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute to ride. When you're done, just take it to a dockless Lime parking area and re-lock it. All the payment information is taken care of through the Lime app.
Lime hopes to launch in Boise later this fall.