Lime E‑scooter in Vienna
E-scooters have only been around in Vienna 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
No sidewalk parking
It's easy to park your e-scooter or e-bike safely! Simply follow these four rules:
Always park in designated e-scooter parking spaces or at bicycle racks marked with a blue parking symbol in the Lime App.
Within 100 meters of a designated e-scooter parking (marked in red on the floor), you cannot end your ride.
You must never end your ride on a sidewalk or abandon a vehicle in a "No Parking Zone", or "No Operation Zone".
Remember to always take a clear picture of your vehicle at the end of your ride.
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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
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