Lime Scooter Company responds to Briley’s threat to ban scooters in Nashville

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Lime Scooter Company says safety is their number one priority.  

Earlier today, Mayor David Briley sent the seven companies operating scooters in Nashville letters demanding change, or he would draft legislation to ban them from the city. 

The push to ban scooters follows the death of  26-year-old Brady Gaulke after he was hit by a car while riding a scooter on Demonbreun Street at 4th Avenue South.

A company spokesperson sent News 2 a statement Thursday saying, “We look forward to working collaboratively with Mayor Briley to create a proposal that ensures this city remains safe and welcoming for residents, visitors and businesses alike.” 

The statement also says they have a worldwide Respect the Raid campaign to educate scooter riders about safety and responsibility, and they’ve distributed 250,000 helmets so far. 

Here is a company list of safety initiatives: 

  • The launch of the Lime Gen 3 scooter with enhanced safety features, including upgraded wheels, better suspension, additional braking and improved balance.
  • Global leader protecting each ride with $1 million in liability insurance.
  • Investing more than $3 million in our Respect the Ride campaign to educate riders about safety and responsible riding.
  • Dedicated Customer Support and Trust, Education and Safety teams available to riders 24/7.
  • Convenors of an industry-wide Education and Safety Summit on micromobility.

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