(FOX 9) - Lime scooters are back in the Twin Cities after the company dropped off the first fleet in St. Paul Thursday morning.
Lime scooters are electric scooters users can access through use of a smartphone app.
The scooters were abundant in Minneapolis and St. Paul last year until they were pulled from the streets for the winter in November.
In a release, Lime said it will also be rolling out a Minneapolis fleet soon.
As part of the St. Paul launch, Lime says it concentrated some scooters at the Minnesota State Capitol Complex.
This year, Twin Cities R!SE is also partnering with Lime to offer riders the opportunity to add a small percentage of the cost of their trip to give back to the organization.
The partnership also includes an affordability program for those served by Twin Cities R!SE.
Here is a statement from Nico Probst, manager of Midwest strategic development for Lime:
We are excited to return to both Minneapolis and St. Paul, and further our commitment to more affordable, equitable transportation for all. Our initial scooter pilot confirmed just how valuable micromobility can be for residents and visitors, and we're excited to continue providing first- and last-mile solutions that help reduce congestion and get people out of cars.
We also are proud to expand our roots in the Twin Cities by partnering this season with Twin Cities R!SE as our Lime Hero. Their work is essential to securing meaningful employment for the long-term, ultimately putting families and individuals on a path to financial sustainability and security.