Scooter startup Lime launches in Kansas City

Another scooter-sharing service wedged its way into the Kansas City mobility market Tuesday, as the California-based startup Lime released 25o of its electric scooters in the city.

The company follows two months after rival Bird, which arrived in Kansas City in July.

The total number of scooters on the city’s streets could grow to 1,000 within weeks, per city agreements with the startups.

At least one of the two mobility companies now has scooters in Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia.

Their arrival in Missouri and cities across the country has been greeted by some resistance from local officials, who are grappling with regulatory considerations in the face of the companies’ aggressive pursuit of growth.

Lime’s dockless scooters cost $1 to activate and 15 cents per mile after that to ride.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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