While other bike share companies such as Spin and Ofo have bailed on Seattle, the appearance of a green e-scooter in Ballard would suggest LimeBike is still going strong — and is likely expanding. Known as Lime-S, one of the scooters was spotted yesterday in downtown Ballard, documented by Lauri Miller on the My Ballard Group.
Before you get too excited (or annoyed), LimeBike hasn’t officially launched in Seattle. A spokesperson from the company tells My Ballard that the scooter was out for a “private demo” in Ballard, but that the city hasn’t given the green light for bike share companies to roll out the e-scooters.
The company Bird, which have been launching their free-floating scooters in several cities around the country this year, gained attention when they started listing job postings in Seattle this summer. The company told GeekWire that they’re putting their infrastructure in place set to launch once the city allows for it.
Thanks Lauri for the photos!