Scooter-Sharing Services Bird and Lime Come to Jerusalem
A new pilot program will see several dozens of shared scooters stationed around the city's Har Hotzvim High-Tech Park
Udi Etsion and Adi Pick : 2019-10-07T13:08:38..
Scooter-sharing services, already a preferred mode of transportation in Tel Aviv, are headed to Jerusalem. California-headquartered smart mobility companies Lime and Bird are set to operate their service in the Israeli capital as part of a new pilot program, both companies told Calcalist. The new pilot is set to begin following the Jewish High Holidays, which will conclude at the end of the month. As part of the program, each of the companies will set up several dozens of electric scooters in the city's Har Hotzvim High-Tech Park. Lime and Bird offer dockless, on-demand electric scooters that can be unlocked via a mobile app. Bird launched its service in Tel Aviv in August 2018, followed by Lime in February 2019. Berlin-based scooter sharing service Wind, operated by BYKE Mobility GmbH, launched its service in Tel Aviv in January 2019.
In August, Tel Aviv enacted further restrictions on scooter-sharing companies, making them responsible for ensuring their vehicles do not interfere with pedestrian traffic by confiscating illegally parked vehicles.