Lime E‑Scooter and E‑Bikes in Germany

E-scooters and E-Bikes have only been around in Germany for a few years. But that's no excuse for not knowing the traffic rules. You can find the most important rules here and in your Lime app. Please follow these rules to stay safe on the road and save your wallet from fines. #ridegreen #ridesafe

Here's how to park correctly

Help us keep the streets of cities safe and accessible for all.

How to park correctly on the sidewalk?

In places where there are not yet zones with designated parking spaces, you can park on the sidewalk as long as you follow the parking rules:

  • Always obey to the StVO (street traffic regulation).

  • The StVO (German road traffic regulations) applies when parking.

  • Park parallel, at the edge of the sidewalk.

  • It is recommended to leave at least 2.30 meters free on the sidewalk.

  • Do not park towards the walls of the houses, as they serve as orientation for visually impaired people.

Pay attention to the no parking zones

The red coloured zones in your Lime app are no parking zones. You will not be able to end your ride here. It's best to check the app just before you rent to see if your destination is in a no-parking zone and plan your ride accordingly.

Don’t leave the rented vehicle in the no parking zones, marked red in the app, to avoid receiving a fine.

How to park in the virtual parking spots 🅿️?

In some areas, you can only park where you can see the blue parking symbol 🅿️ in the app.

Park your rented vehicle in a way it is shown right next to the blue parking symbol 🅿️ in the Lime app. You can end your ride there.

Make sure you ace the end-trip photo 📸

You have to take a photo of the parked vehicle to end the ride. We review all photos to check that you parked your rented vehicle in line with the rules.


  • We will check the photo you took to make sure you parked the rented vehicle properly. If you have not parked properly or left the vehicle in the no parking zone, you will receive a one-off warning. If your parking behaviour does not improve after this, we will have to charge you a penalty fee.

    If you are fined repeatedly, we reserve the right to suspend your account.

  • If you find a vehicle that is illegally parked, please use Scooter-Melder website ( or reach out to Lime customer support.

    You can find Lime's contact information on the stickers on our e-scooters.

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