CHARLOTTE, NC (Lavendrick Smith/Charlotte Observer) - One of the city's four bike-share companies is rolling out a new way for commuters to get around: Scooters.
Lime-S, a dockless electric scooter from LimeBike, operates just like the company's dockless bikes. The scooters cost a dollar to unlock and 15 cents per minute to ride, according to LimeBike.
The program has started in cities like Washington, D.C. and San Diego, according to the Washington Post, and the company has plans to expand it.
In an effort to gauge interest in the scooter program, LimeBike set up a voting portal on its website. The Charlotte region has more than 350 votes so far. (For context, the greater Seattle area has 500 and Boston area has 400.)
The scooters could be a hit in Charlotte where, despite complaints of companies' bikes being strewn about the city, recent data shows people do use them.