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The private company, Lime, operates and maintains the devices currently permitted in Carthage. This company is the only shared mobility device company allowed to operate in Carthage at this time.
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E-Scooters cannot be ridden on sidewalks and must be ridden on streets or in designated park areas. During the initial Phase 1 period in June, the scooters can be ridden in Carter Park, Griggs Park, Fair Acres, Municipal Park, and Kellogg Lake Park. There is also a designated route that connects most of the parks and a route for the Historic District downtown. See the map for routes and parking areas.
Riders must be at least 16 years old.
The use of a helmet is strongly encouraged but is not required by law.
No. Only one rider per E-Scooter is allowed.
Visit the Lime website / mobile app to sign up to use the E-Scooters. Additional information about the price and operation of the devices is available when using the mobile app.
Designated parking areas are located on the map and can be viewed on the Lime app.
Report the broken or illegally parked device directly to Lime. Please use the Lime mobile application or you may also email Lime Support or call 888-546-3345. If a scooter is parked on your property, you may also simply move the device to an appropriate location.
Yes. There are some income-based reduced rates, as much as 70% in some cases. This information can be found on the Lime Access page.
Yes. You can register to be a "Juicer" on the Lime website.
You will earn money each time you charge a scooter. Chargers can be picked up at Visit Carthage, located at 116 W 3rd Street. Or call 417-359-8181.
Lime has deployed a fleet of up to 60 scooters. These devices are equipped with GPS technology to track and manage the fleet's operations. The City will consider allowing Lime to increase the number of devices in their fleet after Lime submits a written notice to the City and in times of population increases like Marian Days or Maple Leaf Festival.
Continue to obey traffic laws and be mindful of E-Scooters and their operators. Motor Vehicles must share the road with all street approved modes of transportation including E-Scooters, Bicycles, and Electric-Assist Bikes. E-Scooter Drivers must also obey all traffic laws while operating the devices.