Tampa now has four different motorized scooters to cruise around downtown –
BIRD| www.bird.co |1 (866) 205-2442
JUMP| www.jump.com |1 (844) 505 9155
LIME| www.li.me |1 (888)-LIME-345
SPIN | www.spin.app |1 (888) 249-9698
They’re part of a year-long pilot program to offer low-cost transportation and reduce traffic downtown. JUMP electric scooters are available in Tampa and Miami through the Uber app and give riders the ability to both reserve and walk up and ride a scooter.
I recommend LIME because they have the most Florida towns covered. Lime is available in:
North Bay Village
Once riders discover their scooter of choice, they can scan the QR code through the Uber app to unlock it.
All riders 16 years of age with a valid drivers license or permit has to do is kick off the ground three times to get the scooter going, pressing the throttle to boost anywhere up to 15 mph. The brake, located on the left handlebar, can be used to slow down, or riders can use the rear brake to come to a more immediate stop.
The app also shows riders how charged the scooter is and how far it can be ridden before it dies and needs to be recharged again. On average, the scooters can travel at speeds up to about 15 mph and operate between 15 to 20 miles on a single charge.
The current boundaries are listed below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on the North
Davis and Harbor Islands on the South
Armenia Avenue on the West
40th Street on the East
Scooters may not be ridden in the following locations:
You may also lock the scooter so other users cannot ride it, but remember you are being charged by the minute and you will continue to incur charges. This is useful if you’re just running inside a store or making some other quick stop.
Florida is flat but remember do not ride a scooter down steep hills. High speed can overpower the electric brake causing loss of control. Use the rear foot brake to control speed. Always get off and walk down steep hills.To find a Lime scooter, simply open the Uber app or the Lime app, then tap Ride at the top of your screen and select Bike & Scooter (Uber app only). In both cases, you’ll automatically be taken to a map screen showing all available scooters near you.
And for Bike Rentals there is – COAST
St. Petersburg, FL
For their app: https://gohopr.com/ride/