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Wellness > Health

Your Guide to Lime Scootering in Boston

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

I’m sure you all have seen those random Lime Scooters laying around the side of the sidewalks.

Photo Credit: Consumer Affairs

So one nice spring day, my boyfriend and I decided to try it. It was really fun, and I actually ended up going from BU to Brighton. (Low key my workout for the year!)

Here are some tips I have for any of you who ever want to try Lime Scootering!

Have your ID and credit card/Apple Pay ready.

You will need to scan it before even getting on the bike, which I didn’t know, so I was fumbling around my bag on the side of the street trying to get it all out.

Safety first!

A cop yelled as us for not wearing helmets, oops. (To be fair, I didn’t realize there was an option to buy some. But do it!)

Take it slow!

I had no idea what I was doing, so I tried it on the sidewalk and not on the street (even though technically you’re supposed to be in the bike lane). First, kick off then slowly press the handle. It takes a bit to get a hang of it, especially being on a bumpy sidewalk. But just try to keep a steady pace, and avoid running into anyone!

You will get a lil’ sweaty…

So, lose some layers if you can! It is low key a workout, especially when it’s hotter outside and you’re going far.

When you’re done, park it in a safe spot that’s out of the way!

Make sure to go back on the app and follow the instructions to finish your ride.

Go with a friend!

It makes it more fun being with someone else.

Enjoy it!

Take photos! Share it with some friends! Lime Scooters are a really great idea. It’s super convenient, fun, and eco-friendly!

Surprisingly, I didn’t fall! And I eventually got the hang of it. It was a fun, but bumpy ride. I recommend trying with your friends sometimes, even if it’s just for a short while!


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Caele (pronounced Kay-lee) is a senior at Boston University studying Advertising and Spanish. She loves books, film, music, photography, food, traveling, fashion, and beauty. Before COVID-19, you could usually find her on the MBTA or in a coffee shop.