Hoboken’s E-scooter pilot program was launched last week to much fanfare from some and social media backlash from others. While some hailed the program as another environmentally friendly transportation alternative, others bashed it as an accident waiting to happen. The mile-square city became the first in the state to roll out an E-scooter pilot program with 250 Lime electric scooters and 50 Ojo electric scooters available to rent in a six-month pilot program. The pilot gives the city the ability to test electric scooter sharing and study how it impacts the overall transportation network. Once completed, the city’s Department of Transportation and Parking will judge the overall success of the program based on feedback from the community and a review of usage data. According to the city, the E-scooter share pilot program saw 2,700 trips and nearly 3,000 miles traveled on the first day it launched. For the first of the six months, Lime riders get their first unlock free and a discount of $.15/minute during a ride. Afterward, scooters are $1 to unlock and $0.29/min to ride. Lime also offers a 50 percent discount for anyone who qualifies for any state or federally-run assistance p...