The City of Carthage has entered into a temporary agreement with Lime to allow electric scooters in Carthage. The City of Carthage supports the addition of this new transportation option for residents and visitors while also establishing guidelines and regulations for the safe and controlled use of these devices.
Lime's products and services provide a benefit to the City of Carthage, its citizens, and the surrounding community and are consistent with the city's goals and policies to provide safe, environmentally friendly, and affordable transportation options to the community. This temporary agreement will serve as a pilot project to determine the viability of this transportation option for the City of Carthage.
- Where can I ride a Scooter?
E-Scooters cannot be ridden on sidewalks and must be ridden on streets or in designated park areas. During the initial Phase 1 period in June, the scooters can be ridden in Carter Park, Griggs Park, Fair Acres, Municipal Park, and Kellogg Lake Park. There is also a designated route that connects most of the parks and a route for the Historic District downtown. See the map for routes and parking areas.
- Who oversees the E-Scooters located in Carthage?
The private company, Lime, operates and maintains the devices currently permitted in Carthage. This company is the only shared mobility device company allowed to operate in Carthage at this time.
- How old do I need to be to ride?
Riders must be at least 16 years old.
- Is a helmet required to ride?
The use of a helmet is strongly encouraged but is not required by law.
- Can my child or friend ride with me on the same device?
No. Only one rider per E-Scooter is allowed.
- How do I use an E-Scooter?
Visit the Lime website / mobile app to sign up to use the E-Scooters. Additional information about the price and operation of the devices is available when using the mobile app.
- Where should the E-Scooters be parked?
Designated parking areas are located on the map and can be viewed on the Lime app.
- How do I report E-Scooters that are broken or left on my property or in another inappropriate location?
Report the broken or illegally parked device directly to Lime. Please use the Lime mobile application or you may also email Lime Support or call 888-546-3345. If a scooter is parked on your property, you may also simply move the device to an appropriate location.
- Are there special discounts available?
Yes. There are some income-based reduced rates, as much as 70% in some cases. This information can be found on the Lime Access page.
- Is it true that I can earn money with Lime?
Yes. You can register to be a "Juicer" on the Lime website.
You will earn money each time you charge a scooter. Chargers can be picked up at Visit Carthage, located at 116 W 3rd Street. Or call 417-359-8181.