Scooter-sharing company Lime intends to pull its scooters from the streets of Kansas City and Columbia during this winter season. The California-based company said it plans to resume operations in the spring.
Its e-scooter competitor, Bird, has given no such indication.
In emails this week to officials in both cities, Lime said it would halt the service in the cities to analyze company performance during its first months of operation in the markets, and to avoid a projected loss in revenue during the cold winter months. Lime did not specify a date it would resume service in the cities.
The two companies dropped off their scooters in Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis earlier this year without alerting local government of their expansion. Since then, the scooter sharing companies have reached various forms of interim operating agreements with each city.