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Pump The Brakes: City Orders Lime To Remove 1,000 Scooters From Downtown Austin

Austin is ordering dockless scooter operator Lime to pull 1,000 scooters from its fleet after the city alleges Lime violated its agreement with the city.

A memo from the Austin Transportation Department says it ordered Lime to cut its 5,000-scooter fleet by a fifth on Tuesday. ATD Director Rob Spillar said Lime violated the terms of the city’s agreement by rolling out more than 500 scooters in the downtown area.

“We must hold every dockless mobility company accountable to the rules,” said Spillar in a statement. “Our goal is to create a safe, equitable, fair and transparent mobility environment for everyone. This includes working to ensure that dockless mobility units are distributed equitably across the city in order to serve the mobility needs of people in as many parts of Austin as possible.”

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