Lime E‑scooter in Vienna
With more than 2000 scooters available in the 23 administrative districts of the city, you can #RideGreen to anyplace in the city within minutes. Before you start you ride, please ensure to always follow these essential rules :
It is strictly forbidden to drive or park on sidewalks anywhere in Vienna.
You must never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
You should always drive alone on your scooter. Tandem Riding is strictly forbidden and may result in a fine from the local authorities.
It is highly recommended to wear a helmet while driving on a scooter in Vienna. With our helmet verification feature, you can even get 10% off your ride by wearing a helmet and showing it in the app at the beginning of your ride.
Parking Rules in Vienna
Always park at one of the blue 🅿️s shown on the LIME app. The blue parking pins are located below:
E-Scooter Parking ✅
Marked with some red paint on the floor.
Bicycle Racks ✅
Park within the white markings and ideally inside of the racks.
Selected parking lanes ✅
Park at the edge of the surface, so that cars can also park.
Parking on a sidewalk in Vienna is never an option and will systemically result in a fine of 10 EUR
Take our Rider Safety Quiz for Vienna
Receive a discount on your next ride when you take the test!
You are a role model. Park carefully!
Lime and the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland (BSVWNB) cooperate to provide information for safe streets.
We are happy that you use our e-scooters and e-bikes. With every ride you make an important contribution to sustainable mobility and climate protection in Vienna.
In order for us to succeed in the turnaround to an environmentally friendly transport system in Vienna, we need to include all groups in society. Unfortunately, carelessly parked e-scooters pose a risk again and again, e.g. for blind and visually impaired people.
Therefore, we would like to remind you in partnership with the Blind and Visually Impaired Association Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland (BSVWNB) of the rules for the safe parking of e-scooters and e-bikes.
Let's work together every day to make sure that the streets and sidewalks in Vienna are barrier-free and safe for all road users. Together with the BSVWNB we are looking forward to your support.
Please support the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland (BSVWNB)
The BSVWNB is the main point of contact and advice for blind and visually impaired people and their relatives. You can make a donation below.
Safety FAQs and Tips
Ages 18+: You must be of legal age to use Lime. You can find our full terms and conditions here.
One person per scooter: Always ride your scooter alone. More than one person per scooter is not allowed. If you are riding with two people on one scooter, you risk not only a fine, but also endangering yourself and other road users.
Group ride instead of tandem: If you want to ride with more than one person, use "Group Ride" in your Lime app. This allows you to unlock up to five scooters with your account.
Heroes wear helmets: Helmets are not mandatory. However, we recommend that you wear a helmet whenever possible.
Ride where there are bicycles: Always use bike lanes, bike lanes and protective lanes. If these are not available, please ride on the street.
That's not possible and will be expensive: Riding on sidewalks and in green areas is prohibited and will be punished with a fine of up to 50 euros.
Sometimes faster, sometimes slower: Please always adapt your speed to the respective traffic situation. The maximum speed limit for e-scooters in Vienna is 25 km/h. Please note the automatic speed limit of 5 km/h in pedestrian zones and 20 km/h in encounter zones.
Ride nicely in a row: If you are riding with your friends, remember that you always have to ride one behind the other.
Use a hand signal to indicate the direction before turning.
No alcohol on the handlebars: riding an e-scooter under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is never a good idea. You not only endanger yourself, but also other road users.
Drivers of e-scooters are subject to an alcohol limit of 0.8 per mille.
The following penalties apply for violating the alcohol limit:
- From 0.8 per mille: 800 EUR to 3,700 EUR
- From 1.2 per mille: 1,200 EUR to 4,400 EUR
- From 1.6 per mille: 1,600 EUR to 5,900 EUR
- Refusal of the alcohol test: 1.600 EUR to 5.900 EUR
Better take bus, train, Uber or cab: Leave the scooter if you are intoxicated and better take public transport, Uber or cab.
Lime Access in Vienna
Lime Access is our global equity program that provides 50% discounted rides to eligible residents. It is part of our core mission to provide sustainable transportation options to all