E-scooter company Lime has engaged eight-to-ten-person foot patrol teams to pick up illegally parked scooters around Hoboken, placing them where riders can easily access them without creating clutter on sidewalks.
Some community members, called Lime Juicers, make side money by charging the scooters at home. Lime Juicers typically make $5 per scooter charged.
Lime and the Hoboken Housing Authority are teaming up Saturday for an end-of-summer event with job booths, hiring opportunities, ride demos, food, and music.
Think half job fair, half block party. The event starts at 11 a.m. at Fifth Street and Marshall Drive.
Lime will also provide information on Lime Access, its discounted rate program for Housing Authority riders.
Since its launch in May, Lime has hosted bi-weekly classes to familiarize new riders with Hoboken’s rules and regulations, along with safety protocol.
Hoboken residents have taken to it well: approximately 60,000 riders have taken more than 390,000 trips over 376,000 miles, saving 10,500 gallons of gas and 342,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to a release on Sept. 12.