Lime says it is pulling its scooters from Atlanta

Lime says it is pulling its scooters from Atlanta
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 25: A man rides a Lime electric scooter in the city center on June 25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Lime launched its scooter service in Berlin last week following the recent legalization of their use by the German government. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Lime announced Thursday that it will be ending its service in Atlanta.

In a news release, Lime said it is shifting its “primary focus” and will no longer have scooters in Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio in the United States; Linz, Austria in Europe; and Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in Latin America.

Here’s part of the news release:

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“These market closures have an effect not just on riders, but on our whole Lime community. To our full-time and temporary employees and our Juicers, many of whom have been with us every step of the way – thank you. We know that this decision impacts your lives and families and we’re grateful for your role in helping us make Lime what it is today.”