First ride training attendees learn how to properly use a scooter before the group ride around downtown Redmond at the First Ride Training event hosted by Lime and Go Redmond on Aug. 26.	Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

First ride training attendees learn how to properly use a scooter before the group ride around downtown Redmond at the First Ride Training event hosted by Lime and Go Redmond on Aug. 26. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Go Redmond and Lime host First Ride training

Attendees learn how to properly use a scooter.

Go Redmond and Lime hosted a First Ride training on Aug. 28 along the Redmond Central Connector.

At the training, attendees completed scooter education and test drove scooters along a pre-planned course. The training also included education on where to ride and park scooters and had a 1.2-mile group ride through downtown streets and bike lanes.

“It was important for us to show people how to properly use the scooters, introduce scooters themselves and give people a chance to ride the scooters on the streets and get a feel for them,” said Caroline Chapman, Go Redmond program administrator. “We’d like to do a few more outreach programs.”

According to Chapman, the Lime pilot will run through May 2020.

The effort was part of a collaborative initiative between Go Redmond and Lime to build a culture of safety awareness relating to new mobility devices.

Sean Hersch, a Lime representative, said 40 people were pre-registered for the event and they had 10 walk-ups during the event.


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Redmond resident Janitzia Pizarro said she attended the training because she believed riding a scooter would give her the confidence to learn how to ride a bike. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond resident Janitzia Pizarro said she attended the training because she believed riding a scooter would give her the confidence to learn how to ride a bike. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

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