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... and:Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
... AND:The River Bend is a small region in western central Illinois and Southern Illinois that comprises parts of three counties: Madison, Calhoun, and Jersey. The name comes from a section of Mississippi River that flows roughly west to east instead of the usual north to south, causing a bend in the river. In this area, two other major rivers, the Missouri and the Illinois join the Mississippi River. This section of the Mississippi River is known as the Alton Lake.
Edwardsville balks at Lime proposal, plans to say no to scooter company:Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,293. It is the county seat of Madison County. The city was named in honor of Ninian Edwards, then Governor of the Illinois Territory.
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EDWARDSVILLE — What began as an enthusiastic approach to the idea of bringing Lime to Edwardsville seems to finally have run out of steam.
It was evident earlier this month when Alderman SJ Morrison told Administrative & Community Services Committee members that a Lime employee had told him that the California-based company was only interested in Edwardsville if, in addition to bicycles, the city would also allow them to launch electric scooters here.
Now, Morrison told the committee on Thursday, the company is only interested in electric bikes and scooters “and if we’re not interested in scooters, they’re not interested in us.”
ACS Committee Chairman Art Risavi and alderman Will Krause agreed with Morrison and affirmed his decision to pull the topic of Lime from future agendas.
Krause has voiced enthusiasm for scooters in the past but on Thursday he added that scooters would be better suited to larger cities and to campuses such as SIUE.
Actually, the die may have been cast as far back as May. That’s when the company changed its name from LimeBike to Lime and rebranded what had primarily been a bicycle sharing company to a transportation rental company. Lime uses dockless vehicles and a mobile app to unlock them. Their rates typically start at $1 for a half hour ride on a pedal bike while their electric scooters require $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute.