Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Lime Scooters Leaving San Antonio After Winning Contract to Operate Here 

click to enlarge TWITTER / @CURBEDCHICAGO
  • Twitter / @curbedchicago
Weeks after winning a pact to be one of just three deckles vehicle companies allowed to serve the Alamo City, Lime Scooters is scooting on out of the market.

San Antonio is one of 12 "underperforming" cities the startup is leaving in an bid to become profitable this year, officials told Axios. The company is also slashing 14% of its workforce, or about 100 employees.

Last month, city council approved contracts with Lime, Razor and Bird to operate dockless e-scooters as part of a competitive bid process. That move reined in a largely unregulated market in which as many as 16,100 individual scooters cluttered streets and sidewalks.

Following Lime's departure, Bird and Razor will keep their existing permits, which are capped at 1,000 per vendor, San Antonio officials said.

The city will continue to monitor the scooter market, and if data supports additional permits, staff will recommend an increase to council.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation