Lime, one of two companies to deploy a fleet of dockless scooters in Indianapolis this summer, has stopped operations here after the city sent a cease-and-desist order.
The company issued a statement and said they will work with the city to draft a scooter regulatory framework.
Indianapolis operations manager for Lime Nathan Hasse says it’s a better decision for the company to respect the city’s wishes.
“Whatever our competitor decides to do is up to them," Hasse says. "My bosses told me that they would like us to comply and I agreed with them and felt it would be a better decision for us in the long run.”
Meanwhile, Bird, the first scooter company to launch in the city, has not complied with the cease-and-desist order.
Lime first launched in Indianapolis on June 23, about a week after their competitor. The statement says Lime is optimistic they’ll bring the scooters back to Indianapolis streets very soon.