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On-demand scooter startup Lime looking to expand to Richmond

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 11:18:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A Silicon Valley-based firm may soon steer its shared scooters and its gang of “juicers” into Richmond.

Lime, which operates rental fleets of on-demand, dock-less electric scooters and bicycles, is plotting an entrance into the city. The company has posted job listings for an operations manager and mechanic in Richmond and a spokeswoman confirmed its interest in the local market while adding that its plans are still in flux.

“We envision having a region-wide mobility network that includes D.C., Virginia, and Maryland and are eager to serve Richmond, Virginia, but do not yet have launch plans solidified,” Lime’s Mary Caroline Pruitt said in an email.

Founded in January 2017, Lime has expanded its offering into more than 60 markets nationwide.

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