Quick ride to class: Lime scooters and bikes debut at OSU

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COLUMBUS -- Smart mobility company Lime rolled out electric scooters and dock-free bikes at the Ohio State University Monday morning, two days before early move-in on campus.

“Lime is thrilled to bring multi-modal mobility options to The Ohio State University as an expansion of our operations in central Ohio," said Kyle Bivenour, Lime operations manager. "We believe that students will greatly benefit from fast, affordable and convenient options of getting around campus while reducing the university’s carbon footprint.”

The Lime scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding. Lime bikes cost just $1, or 50 cents for students, per 30-minute time block. Students can use their ".edu" email accounts to receive the 50 percent discount on Lime bikes.

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At OSU, the Lime fleet will be deployed before morning rush hour at designated locations throughout campus. The scooters will move around during the day, and the Lime team will pick up the scooters each evening for recharging. The scooters will be distributed again to the designated locations the following morning. Lime said this ensures the scooters are fully charged and properly maintained, as well as safeguards the pedestrian right-of-way, sidewalks and roadways.

Riders must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and wear a helmet.

A similar service called Bird Scooters debuted earlier this summer in central Ohio. Similar to Lime, the company charges $1 to start and then 15 cents per minute of riding.

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