America first: accessible scooter rental service
Sharing is caring. Recently, Oakland has become the first city in the US to offer a e-scooter-sharing service for people with disabilities. Watch here.
The new e-scooter-sharing service is provided by Lime, a car-sharing company in the US. It’s a follow-up of last year's adaptive bike share pilot launched in Oakland. Those who can balance themselves on a seated scooter can rent one through the new sharing service. These scooters are designed with larger wheels and wider handlebar for better balance and driving experience.
According to a survey by Lime, 8% of their customers worldwide have either a permanent or temporary disability including those with limited mobility issues. When do you think we’ll see similar or even better accessible car-sharing services available in Switzerland or Europe?