Lime Rental Scooters Pop Up in Downtown Little Rock for Trial Run

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For the next six months, dozens and dozens of Lime scooters will be taking over the sidewalks of Little Rock.

“They are a lot of fun… they might be too much fun,” says owner of Blue Sail Coffee Kyle Tabor.

Tabor says walking downtown for lunch is too far but he says the Lime scooters will likely change that.

“I think I’m going to come to the River Market a lot often because it opens up my food options,” says Tabor.

The scooters appeared in the River Market, near Broadway and South Main Street Tuesday morning for a six-month trial test.

“You can just ride around, you can bar hop on them, you can go to restaurants. I guess you shouldn’t drive them while drunk but,” says Justin Phillips.

The rollout did come with some confusion.

The scooter’s list of rules says the scooter is not allowed on sidewalks but according to the Little Rock Police Department, the scooters are not allowed in streets.

Officers are telling riders to operate the scooters on sidewalks.

“It’s a lot more fun than walking too,” says Phillips.

After one ride, Tabor says you’ll be hooked and he says the scooters will stay past the trial.

“I’ll fight to make sure it does,” says Tabor.

To start a ride, you will need to download the Lime scooter app on your smartphone.

It costs one dollar to unlock the scooter and 15 cents a minute to ride.

When you are done riding, you drop the scooter off where you want.

You must be at least 18-years-old to ride the electric scooter and have a drivers license.

Arkansas law does not require a helmet but Lime recommends riders wear one.

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