Lime scooters pulled from Brisbane streets

RACQ has alerted residents Lime has removed its electric scooters from Brisbane’s streets to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Brisbane Times reported the e-scooters have been removed from cities around the world in a short-term pause to operations, which included 400 e-scooters in Brisbane.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said hygiene concerns with ride-sharing scooters was a clear issue in the current climate.

“During this crisis, public health is paramount and unfortunately hygiene is difficult for when people are sharing scooters or bicycles,” Ms Ritchie said.

“E-scooter provider Neuron is also still operating in Brisbane and we would expect it would be re-considering operations at this time.

“All other forms of public transport are still operating as normal in Brisbane to ensure people can access critical jobs, supermarkets and health services.”