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Lime, CD4 and LAPD Sponsor Scooter Safety Workshop

City Council Member David Ryu has been largely supportive of exploring the viability of new transportation methods, and – more specifically – in creating new ordinances to effectively regulate new transportation techologies like electronic scooters.  So it seems fitting that he is co-sponsoring, with the Lime company and LAPD’s West Traffic Division, a new scooter safety event – First Ride Hollywood – to help educate local residents about scooter safety and to take a group practice ride.

First Ride Hollywood will take place tomorrow – Sunday, October 27 – starting at 11:00 a.m. at the CD4 Hollywood Field office, 6501 Fountain Ave.

According to Lime, the event is a “first-of-its-kind 60-minute interactive and hands-on electric scooter safety course. Designed for riders ages 18+ to learn the rules of the road and demo a Lime electric scooter in a safe and contained environment.”  Further:

“The educational course will be divided into three parts:

Introduction: training on how to use the Lime app and the core safety values

Hands-On: participants will learn how to inspect electric scooters before riding (brakes, accelerator, etc.), how to ride safely on the street, and hands-on safety exercises

Urban Initiation: participants will be able to ride a pre-determined route alongside a trained electric scooter guide.

The event is free of charge, and a free helmet is included.

Finally, please note that “Riders must be 18 years or older to participate. Riders must be signed up as a Lime user or sign up for an account at the event which includes entering their driver’s license and credit card information. First Ride is free but you will need a credit card in order to set up the Lime app on your phone.”

First Ride Hollywood Scooter Safety Event
Hollywood District Office
6501 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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