Some Residents in North End sour about "Lime" Scooters

Posted at 7:41 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 21:41:38-04

Less than a week after "Lime" scooters made their debut in the Treasure Valley, some local residents are already annoyed by the "dockless" concept. 

The scooters are equipped with a GPS, so users can dump them off wherever they want. That means no sidewalk, parking lot, or park is off-limits. Some North Boise residents woke up to a line of scooters on their block, sparking a debate today on social media.

Neighbors we talked to say they're cool with the concept, as long as people are considerate.

"As long as the people that use the scooters understand that there are other people on the sidewalk, be it bicycles, or wheelchair," said North End resident, Carl Morris.

The Lime Scooters made their Idaho debut in Meridian on Thursday. "Bird," another e-scooter company, is expected to launch in Boise soon.