Lime electric scooters arrived in Prague almost a year ago. People whizz past on them. Some people love them and some people hate them.
Soon after the scooters appeared, Prague 2 banned them. Entire areas appeared as a red zone on the Lime app map. It didn’t make much difference and scooters were still driven and parked within the red zone.
A few days ago Lime announced that parking your scooter in a red zone would result in a 100 Kč fine.
It isn’t clear who keeps the 100 Kč. Lime obviously don’t have a sci-fi way to kill the motor when you cross into the red zone. But they do know where you parked – that’s also the way you find a Lime scooter on the app.
I checked a red zone this morning and there was only one scooter.
But that’s because the scooters are collected at night by Lime ‘juicers’ – those paid by Lime to pick up and recharge scooters.
I checked more red zones at 14.25.
That’s 900 Kč in fines – or 800 Kč if the one parked on the edge of the Vyšehrad zone appeals the fine.
So if you’re Lime user, watch out where you park.
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