This isn’t just a Newton story, but since the issue of safety in regards to Lime bikes has come up here I thought I’d share this TechCrunch story.
Lime is putting $3 million toward a new safety initiative called “Respect the Ride.”
The gist of the campaign is to facilitate more responsible riding, while also ensuring Lime provides its riders with a reliable fleet of vehicles.
Some of the elements include free helmets, developing “virtual parking zones” and systems that warn when people are riding on the sidewalks. There has been a lot of concern about Lime scooters, which have been pulled from many cities because of fire concerns, but those are not available here.