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Electric Lime scooters and bikes will return to campus mid-March in anticipation of warmer weather.

“I am eager to see our students outside enjoying the alternative transportation UToledo offers,” said Sherri Kaspar, director of parking and transportation services. “These are great transportation options that enable all members of campus to travel from one corner of the University to another.”

Tia Harris, a student majoring in forensic psychology, rode a Lime scooter on Centennial Mall last year. The electric scooters and Rocket Wheels bike sharing program are scheduled to return to campus later this month.

Since UToledo introduced Lime scooters at the beginning of fall semester 2018, more than 10,000 unique UToledo users have signed up and logged 68,000 miles and 95,000 trips.

Users can locate scooters in real time and unlock and lock them by downloading the free Lime app to their mobile devices. The cost is $1 to unlock a scooter, plus 15 cents per minute of use.

Bikes may be checked out with a Rocket Card, after registering as a member of the free Rocket Wheels bike share program. Allow 24 hours for account activation. Bike corrals are located outside the West Parking Ramp, by Rocket Hall near the horse sculpture, next to Ritter Planetarium, and by the North Engineering Building and Palmer Hall.

Users are encouraged to wear helmets and should avoid leaving scooters and bikes near doorways, which prevents accessibility. Bikes and scooters should be left in an upright position and in a manner that would not cause trips and falls or impede foot traffic.

For more information about Rocket Wheels, review safety guidelines and register for the free program, visit the Rocket Wheels website.

A complete list of safety rules and regulations for scooters may be viewed at the electric scooter website, where the free Lime app and much more information are available.

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