UToledo Approaching 100k Scooter Rides; Vehicles to be Unavailable During Colder Months

November 12, 2019 | UToday
By Alexis Razo

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

“We are continually looking at ways to expand transportation options and reduce its footprint, such as through Rocket Wheels — our bike-sharing program that began in 2015 — our recent TARTA bus agreement, and now the Lime scooter program,” said Sherri Kaspar, director of parking and transportation services.

UToledo students have hopped on Lime scooters and traveled more than 68,000 miles since the transportation came to campus in 2018.

UToledo is embracing this new mode of transportation, which has translated to 45,000 driving miles avoided, saving approximately 2,000 gallons of gasoline and 58,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to Kaspar.

As a result of their heavy use, UToledo expanded the Lime scooter program to Health Science Campus last spring to better meet demand.

Due to colder temperatures and inclement winter weather conditions, Lime scooters will be removed from campus mid-November. They will return to campus in mid-March or whenever the weather no longer poses safety risks due to snow and icy roadways, Kaspar said.

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