Transportation company Lime has rolled out its shared electric mopeds in the District after it was given the green light by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT).
DDOT’s pilot program for mopeds started in 2019 “to enhance and increase mobility access by exploring an alternative to private vehicle ownership and offering another Mobility On Demand service to all District residents while reducing transportation-based emissions.”
On Tuesday, March 30, DDOT announced its decision to continue the pilot through December 31.
Revel, another dockless electric moped sharing company, is providing the service to DC residents under a permit from DDOT, as well.
Lime is also currently offering e-scooters and e-bikes in the District.
DDOT safety guidelines require moped riders to wear a helmet and have a valid driver’s license. It is prohibited for them to ride on sidewalks and bike lanes.
Companies that apply to take part in the pilot program will be permitted to operate up to 800 vehicles, according to the Department.