Lime is pausing its electrical scooter operations in California and Washington, along with throughout the countries of Italy, France and Spain to help keep riders safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
” Like you, we are worried about the cities we like and call home, the people we serve, and our colleagues on the ground,” Lime composed in a post today “Caring cities indicates securing them too. For now, we’re stopping briefly Lime service to assist individuals sit tight and remain safe.”
The announcement came a day after San Francisco bought citizens to shelter in place, and soon before New York City told locals to get ready for a shelter-in-place order. Lime will continue running in other markets but states it has actually enhanced its cleaning and decontaminating techniques.
Spin, on the other hand, is selecting not to suspend its service in San Francisco, unless the city clearly asks it to. That’s since it envisions the general public transport system will need support as people are taking vital journeys to places like the grocery store or pharmacy.
” During this difficult time in our country and in light of the CDC’s assistance to avoid public transport to restrict exposure to COVID-19, we believe that Spin scooters can be another safe and trusted choice,” Spin CEO Derrick Ko stated in a declaration. “To the level that it is safe for our staff members, we plan to deal with the City to determine how finest we can support the City’s desire and needs for continued safe operations of necessary transportation, from trips to supermarket and drug stores to healthcare and testing centers.”
In a letter to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency the other day, Ko outlined how Spin is ready and able to work to support healthcare workers, sanitation workers and other employees who might benefit from its scooters. As for Lime, it says it will keep riders in the loop concerning when it will redeploy its scooters.