Lime to deploy more scooters for Indy 500 weekend, set up designated parking near IMS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is teaming up with Lime to make traveling to and from the track easier on race day.
Lime announced Tuesday that it plans to deploy over 1,000 more scooters throughout the city this weekend to support Indianapolis 500 activities.
The company is even making sure the electric scooters have their own designated parking spots, making transportation even easier than before. A designated scooter corral will be located and 10th and Allison Way.
“We’re trying to have a safe path for them to get there, leave their scooters there during the race, get in and out safely,” said Speedway Town Manager Jacob Blasdel.
Scooters are not normally permitted in Speedway. Blasdel says he and his team hope people follow instructions regarding where they can safely ride the scooters.
“We will be looking out to see if they’re being abandoned other places,” said Blasdel. “Hopefully they’re not congesting the places where people are walking, but if they are, we’ll try to have trucks available to pick them up.”
Lime team members will also be making sure the scooters are fully charged once the race is over.
Alex Freeman, Indiana General Manager for Lime, issued this statement:
“We’re thrilled to partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to provide race fans with affordable, safe and environmentally-friendly transportation options leading up to the race. To help ease traffic congestion, a robust team of local, full-time operations specialists and mechanics are working overtime to deploy over 1,000 Lime scooters throughout Indianapolis. We’ve also worked with the IMS to secure a designated parking corral located at 10th Street & Allison Way near the race track, where members of our team will be on-site to collect and replace them with fully charged scooters for riders to use after the race. As always, we encourage all riders to follow local scooter laws and practice safe riding behaviors.”