Lime set to return to South Lake Tahoe starting Friday |

Lime set to return to South Lake Tahoe starting Friday

Lime’s electric scooters are set to make their seasonal debut in South Lake Tahoe Friday.

The company has indicated it plans to distribute 285 scooters starting Friday, City Manager Frank Rush Jr. told City Council Tuesday afternoon.

Lime plans to gradually add 145 more scooters during May. From there the company will monitor demand, Rush added.

City Council in April approved a one-year operating agreement with Lime, which is returning to South Lake Tahoe for a third summer. The company operated the previous two years without a formal agreement with the city.

The company is only bringing the popular electric scooters this summer.

The agreement with the city caps the total number of scooters at 550, with an option to increase the number pending approval from the city manager.

In 2018 Lime had a total of 530 devices in South Lake Tahoe — a number that consisted of bikes and scooters.

During that April discussion council directed staff to work with Lime on a plan to scale up the number of scooters.

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