Learn how Lime is connecting riders to public transit in the largest city in North America, how our scooters at SXSW raised funds local nonprofits, and why New York City is facing a transit equity crisis that micro mobility can help solve.
Advancing Safety– Lime and Brisbane Students Improve Helmet Safety. We paired up with students at Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane to develop innovative new strategies around helmet safety and education.
San Francisco Extends Protected Bike Lane Following the tragic and preventable death of a cyclist in San Francisco, organizations like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition successfully urged the city to extend protected bike lanes last week. Lime mobilized our riders to send letters to the SFMTA and our staff attended a rally outside City Hall.
New Gen 3.0 Scooter Debuts in Oakland
We rolled out our newest e-scooter in Oakland, California, one of our most popular cities for ridership. We’ve already heard great feedback from riders who are loving the Gen 3’s larger baseboard, increased wheel size, and two-sided suspension.
Lime Links Mexico City Riders to Public Transit
64.2% of micromobility riders in Mexico City reported using Lime scooters to transport themselves to or from public transit last month. With Mexico City commuters spending an average of 218 hours stuck in traffic last year, there’s promise that micromiblity can replace car trips.
Care About Climate Change? Care About Scooters.
Writing in Route Fifty, Lime’s Director of Sustainability, Andrew Savage calls for “bold changes in the effort” to address climate change and cites electric scooters as a potential solution; “Regulating a new industry can be a challenge, but now, more than ever, we need to take every possible step to curb the crisis at hand.”
NYC’s Transit Equity Crisis
The largest city in the United States is in the midst of a transit equity crisis, and micromoblity could be the solution. According to our findings, the availability of dock-free bikes and scooters throughout New York City would put 1.5 million more New Yorkers within a 10-minute walk, bike or scoot of a subway line.
Juicer Program Turns One
Lime’s Juicer Program, which gives local residents in all Lime-S markets the freedom to make money on their own schedule by collecting, charging and redeploying our electric scooters, celebrated one year in action this month. We collected some incredible stories from our Juicers.
SXSW Lime Riders Donate to Austin Nonprofits
Lime’s charitable donation program, Lime Hero, had a significant spike during SXSW festival in Austin, TX. We saw a 91% increase in Austin donations compared to the weekly average, along with an 82% uplift in riders participating in the program!
What We’re Reading
How Scooters Can Help With Transportation Equity in NYC
A recent report found that roughly a third of New York residents do not have a subway stop within walking distance of their homes, and the problem is especially acute in dense areas that are lower-income. Read more from Curbed.
Chicago Mayoral Task Force Recommends Scooter Pilot
A report from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mobility task force recommends a pilot program this year for electric scooters.
Cities Are Getting More Serious About Micromobility Data
TechCrunch covers how Lime’s partner Passport seeks to help cities and mobility providers work better together to analyze scooter usage, parking patterns and more.
Lime is Testing a Feature to Let Juicers Reserve a Scooter
The Verge wrote about our new feature that allows our Juicers to claim a scooter before arriving at its location.