Lime, an e-scooter company has announced it's leaving the city of Atlanta to pursue more profitable markets in 2020. The scooter company cited high impound fees imposed by the city of Atlanta and the rule eliminating usage of e-scooters at night.
In a statement lime said:
“As part of our path to profitability, Lime has made the difficult decision to exit Atlanta and focus our resources on markets that allow us to meet our ambitious goals for 2020,” a Lime spokesman said in a statement. “We appreciate the partnership we’ve enjoyed with Atlanta and remain hopeful we can reintroduce Lime back into the community when the time is right.”
Lime is also leaving 12 other markets to help with their profitability in 2020.
This isn't the first e-scooter company to leave Atlanta in the past year. Lyft, Gotcha and Uber’s JUMP e-bikes were all pulled from the city in 2019.
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