01/04/2019 — Atlanta, Georgia — Pedestrians walk passed Lime and Bird scooters that are parked on the sidewalk of Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Midtown community, Friday, January 4, 2019. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
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Lime offering a freebie to celebrate 1-year anniversary in Atlanta

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Lime will be offering two free scooter unlocks. It will also hold its safety course on the Westside Beltline Trail. 

Monday will mark a year since Lime scooters launched in Atlanta and began zipping around the city’s sidewalks — and sometimes left in the paths of pedestrians. 

To celebrate its anniversary, the company is offering two free scooter unlocks to Atlanta riders with promo code LIMEATL1YEAR, Lime officials announced. The company will also have a safety riding class.

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The announcement comes days after Atlanta police announced they will start enforcing the city’s scooter laws after a period of leniency. Residents face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail if they are caught riding on the sidewalk, Atlanta police said. The Atlanta Municipal Court will determine the exact fine for each person charged.  

Under Atlanta’s scooter law, riders must ride in the street and not in bike lanes or shared-use paths. The scooters must travel no faster than 15 mph and only one person should ride the scooter. Riders also are not permitted to use their cell phones. 

Lime’s safety class will begin at 11 a.m. June 30 on the Westside Beltline Trail. Residents can RSVP for the event at georgia@li.me

The company is also partnering with Atlanta police and fire agencies for a June 29 safety event where they will be passing out helmets. 


In other news:

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston called the city and found out there are 10,000 registered electric scooters in Atlanta.

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