Lime e-scooters return to city of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Lime scooters are coming back to Milwaukee, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

In a press release Friday, March 17, the company announced the relaunching of its Gen4 e-scooters. 

Lime says they're focusing on sustainability and equity, providing a 70% discount to those receiving local, state or federal support, and 50% discounts across the city's north side. 

They say the Gen4 scooter improves rider and pedestrian safety with a two-sided kickstand to prevent tipping over.

“Shared e-scooters continue to push Milwaukee’s transportation network into the future and Lime is proud to be a part of the city’s sustainability vision. Our success here comes from our understanding that micromobility must be focused on equity, safety, and accessibility. We are proud of our equity pricing that provides automatic 50% discounts across the Northside and we know how to continually educate riders on sidewalk riding and the rules of the road to prevent riding on the Riverwalk and other prohibited zones to prioritize the safety of riders and non-riders alike. We look forward to continuing to work with our government and community partners to build a transportation system that works for all of Milwaukee,” said LeAaron Foley, director of government and community relations at Lime.

"Most important of all," Lime says, is the addition of a swappable battery which they say will "further reduce the carbon emissions of scooter riding."

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