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Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: November 9th, 2018, 7:07 pm
by karlshea
mattaudio wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 10:43 am
Finally, what are their plans for winter?
I was just laughing about that with my friend this morning. I'm guessing they aren't great on ice.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 22nd, 2019, 8:32 pm
by MattW
When are these bad boys launching this year?

I thought they'd be out in conjunction with the NiceRide launch

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm
by Silophant
It seems that the city just got around to approving this year's vendors today, so it depends on how long it takes to get the actual contracts ironed out.

Of note: the four selected vendors this year are Lime, Lyft, Jump (Uber) and Spin. Bird sent out an email to their users this morning asking them to complain to the city about excluding them, which presumes a lot more brand loyalty than I think exists.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 23rd, 2019, 6:54 am
by mamundsen
Jump looks like they use the same brand as Lime. Which is too bad because I remember many Lime scooters breaking last year.

It’s interesting that they are capping city wide at 2K and downtown at 800, with a required 600 in North. All split evenly between the 4 companies. That sounds like a lot to manage.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 23rd, 2019, 8:23 am
by MattW
mamundsen wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 6:54 am
Jump looks like they use the same brand as Lime. Which is too bad because I remember many Lime scooters breaking last year.

It’s interesting that they are capping city wide at 2K and downtown at 800, with a required 600 in North. All split evenly between the 4 companies. That sounds like a lot to manage.
By the end of summer, Lime and Bird were using a variety of scooter models in their fleets. I remember seeing smashed scooters out there, but I'd reckon they've updated since they were here last.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm
by MattW
MattW wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 8:32 pm
When are these bad boys launching this year?

I thought they'd be out in conjunction with the NiceRide launch
To answer half of my own question, Lime scooters are on the streets in St. Paul.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
by CalMcKenney
MattW wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm
MattW wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 8:32 pm
When are these bad boys launching this year?

I thought they'd be out in conjunction with the NiceRide launch
To answer half of my own question, Lime scooters are on the streets in St. Paul.
I feel like it’s weird that they launched in St. Paul before Minneapolis. Also there’s still no signs of the other companies (Lyft, Jump, Spin) getting their scooters out there. I’m probably just impatient, but cmon I wanna get on one!

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 3:36 pm
by MattW
CalMcKenney wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
MattW wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm
MattW wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 8:32 pm
When are these bad boys launching this year?

I thought they'd be out in conjunction with the NiceRide launch
To answer half of my own question, Lime scooters are on the streets in St. Paul.
I feel like it’s weird that they launched in St. Paul before Minneapolis. Also there’s still no signs of the other companies (Lyft, Jump, Spin) getting their scooters out there. I’m probably just impatient, but cmon I wanna get on one!
Same here. I had a opportunity to talk with Mayor Frey for a few minutes yesterday. As far as he knows, the only thing stopping them from arriving here is the companies themselves.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 4:03 pm
by grrdanko
There are a few Lime scooters out in Minneapolis right now.

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Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 28th, 2019, 9:58 pm
by seanrichardryan
Saw a Lime scooter this evening at Menards. Noticed they now have front lights so they can be ridden at night. I also see them on the map after dark.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 29th, 2019, 9:35 pm
by grant1simons2
You saw the lime scooter I look to Menards yesterday? neat

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: April 29th, 2019, 9:43 pm
by seanrichardryan
Lol, I guess so.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: May 5th, 2019, 9:57 am
by hoffm83n
so there's 100 lime scooters in west st. paul alone but still none in minneapolis. bizarre

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: May 5th, 2019, 11:55 am
by twinkess
hoffm83n wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 9:57 am
so there's 100 lime scooters in west st. paul alone but still none in minneapolis. bizarre
Weird, I almost got ran over by a group of three lime scooters on the sidewalk in Elliot Park on Tuesday.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: May 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
by grant1simons2
Woah what a tragic event I hope you survived

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: May 6th, 2019, 4:19 pm
by twinkess
grant1simons2 wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Woah what a tragic event I hope you survived
Thanks! Yes I did survive. Your concern is appreciated.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: May 13th, 2019, 4:09 pm
by grrdanko
Lime scooters are out in Minneapolis today.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: June 2nd, 2019, 7:19 pm
by Anondson
Has anyone tried out the various scooter options? I’d seen Lime all over, now Spin started showing up.

Are there significant distinctions between services? Between scooters themselves?

I’ve never rented a scooter, I’d love to see a comparison by someone who has tried them each.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: June 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
by trkaiser
I rented my first Lime the other day and it felt more sketchy than the Birds. It seemed like there was less foot room and, in general, like it was more dangerous. Did survive scoot from south end of downtown up to Central and 22nd, which felt like an accomplishment.

Re: Electric Scooters

Posted: June 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am
by jw138
It seems like there are far too few scooters in Minneapolis for this service to be useful, and sustainable. Every time we've tried renting, there haven't been two available within walking distance. We've even tried doing so in LynLake! Earlier this year we found San Antonio completely saturated with them. There were at least 3-4 providers and it seemed like there were a half dozen always available within a square block. In that sort of environment it's easy to see the community developing a dependency on the service. Has there been any news about increasing the saturation in Minneapolis?