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The Covid-19 epidemic forced Lime to suspend its rental service for electric scooters. But today it encourages him to revive a small part of it.

The company will offer free journeys to people whose travel may be difficult or essential, in particular to carers of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP).

30 minutes free

In its press release, the company states that " micromobility plays a vital role in the smooth movement of people between cities, and as an individual form of transportation, scooters can help fill transportation gaps during this important time "

In two dozen cities around the world, Lime has deactivated its rental service for electric city vehicles. 13 of these cities must now see part of these devices be reactivated. The press release announces that this partial recovery aims to " provide free 30-minute trips to public health workers and law enforcement officials " For this, the persons concerned will simply have to fill in a questionnaire.

On the current questionnaire, which for the moment only mentions the nine American cities concerned by the initiative, applicants for the program must provide a photo ID as well as a document proving their quality as a caregiver or member of the forces. order.

The AP-HP concerned in the coming weeks

Lime has not given a specific date regarding the availability of its Lime Aid program in the other affected cities, simply saying that reactivation should take place in the coming weeks. This will then concern the city of Paris, Berlin and Cologne in Germany, Rimini in Italy and Tel Aviv in Israel.

For each city, the company says it works on " determine the best deployment locations to assist essential workers and residents facing limited transportation options ”, Thus suggesting that the initiative could also be accessible to other categories of people than caregivers or the police.

The brand added that its initiative in the Parisian capital would be done in partnership with the Parisian hospital system AP-HP. She said that " AP-HP has integrated Lime's offer into its "Hopitisoin" platform, and Lime will offer helmets to front-line workers who register for the program ", Adding that" Lime has also led volunteer opportunities and a donation of scooters to the Red Cross in Rimini, Italy, to help workers in the sector provide medicines "

Source: The Verge