Lime delays South Lake Tahoe launch until next week
Lime is delaying the initial arrival of its electric scooters until next week, with an official launch slated for May 17.
The mobility company, which has had a seasonal presence in South Lake Tahoe since summer of 2017, previously planned to bring the first wave of electric scooters to South Shore on Friday, per City Manager Frank Rush Jr.
However, Lime informed Rush Tuesday evening that the arrival of the scooters was being pushed back until next week.
An official launch event is currently planned for Friday, May 17, at Lakeview Commons from 1:30-7:30 p.m.
The event will include demos of the app used to unlock the scooters and tips on riding, Stefanie Sarradet, Lime operations manager for Tahoe/Reno, told the Tribune. Lime also will be giving out free helmets at the event.
Lime is planning to bring 288 scooters for its initial arrival.
A second wave of scooters is tentatively planned for later this month, Sarradet said.
As part of a one-year operating agreement between the city and Lime, the company can bring up to 550 scooters to South Lake Tahoe, with an option to increase the number pending approval from the city manager.
However, the city and Lime agreed to come up with a gradual rollout plan that will be determined by demand.