“The scientific literature suggests that as an open-air mode that allows for social distancing, micromobility carries a much lower baseline risk of transmission than other shared modes,” the company writes. Lime compared shared bikes and scooters with taxi and ride-hailing services for the white paper, showing how going for the latter will put you at a higher risk of infection based on current studies.
Despite having a lower risk of infection, Lime admits that shared scooter and bike operators can further mitigate risks by cleaning their vehicles thoroughly and more frequently. It also suggests educating riders and encouraging them to use alcohol, as well as having employees use PPE when needed.
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