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Lime Scooter Share
#71
(10-14-2018, 02:26 PM)timc Wrote: I read the 33% time savings as being over the entire trip, including the walking part. The scooter part would give a much greater savings.

Right. The ride itself is much faster (less so if going uphill) but there is some detour walking to get the scooter, the time to pick it up and activate and then to drop it off. So the total time savings is much less than if comparing just the raw speed.
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#72
I don't mean that time. What I got from tvot's comment is that they normally have a 45 minute walk, and by using a combination of scooter and walking, their trip was reduced to 30 minutes. Now, I don't know the walking speed, but if I assume a pace of approximately 10 min/km, then tvot has a 4.5 km walk. The 2.4 km scooter ride that would normally take 24 minutes was reduced to 9 minutes, and the rest of the walk was as usual. So, the scooter part that was paid for was a 63% time savings.

I think that compared to other modes of transportation, Lime isn't cheap. But if you think of it as saving fifteen minutes of travel time for under $3, it isn't too bad. And they're kind of fun to ride too.
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#73
(10-14-2018, 06:50 PM)timc Wrote: I don't mean that time. What I got from tvot's comment is that they normally have a 45 minute walk, and by using a combination of scooter and walking, their trip was reduced to 30 minutes. Now, I don't know the walking speed, but if I assume a pace of approximately 10 min/km, then tvot has a 4.5 km walk. The 2.4 km scooter ride that would normally take 24 minutes was reduced to 9 minutes, and the rest of the walk was as usual. So, the scooter part that was paid for was a 63% time savings.

I think that compared to other modes of transportation, Lime isn't cheap. But if you think of it as saving fifteen minutes of travel time for under $3, it isn't too bad. And they're kind of fun to ride too.

I will confirm that this is accurate.

But despite being fun to ride, I'd rather walk or bike. I could really only see myself using one again if I had walked over to the UW area and wanted to speed up my trip home... maybe the next time I walk over to Kismet.
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#74
The great part about having options is that for those who don't want to walk or bike, now they have another option.

For those who want to walk, they can walk - for those who want to still bike, they can bike. Smile It's good for everyone!
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#75
I'm not having a great experience with this company. I unlocked a scooter and rode it and when I was done, the app kept crashing on me so I couldn't lock the scooter. This means that the clock is still ticking and I'm being charged. Eventually (10-15 minutes later) I was able to get the app loaded and ended the ride. I'm still waiting to get a reply from their Support Dept but at this point I'm just done and tired of waiting for them to do anything.
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#76
I used it on a iPhone on Saturday. No issues at all. It was fun. I spent $3 and have a bunch of coupons. Would ride again.
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