The shared electric bikes and scooters operator, Lime, has launched two support schemes in London. ‘Lime Access’ provides discounted rides of at least 50% to support lower income users.
The ‘Lime Aid’ scheme provides frontline workers, including NHS and emergency services staff, with unlimited free 30 minute e-bike rides to help them commute to work without coming into contact with others, reducing the spread of coronavirus by providing a safe, socially-distanced transport option free of charge.
Lime expects to invest £1 million in the two support schemes over the next 12 months. The schemes have also been launched as part of its e-scooter trial services in Milton Keynes and Salford.
Florence Milner, Lime’s General Manager in the UK and Ireland says: “We’re proud to launch our industry-leading Lime Access and Lime Aid schemes in the UK to support our lower income riders and say a massive thank you to front line and emergency service workers across the towns and cities in which we operate.
“Lime is committed to delivering sustainable mobility for all, especially at a time where our service can provide a safe, socially distanced transport option for those that need it,” she adds.
To protect its riders and the wider community, Lime continues to invest in Covid-secure protocols, including following the UK government’s recommendations for disinfection by cleaning its e-bikes and scooters every time it comes into contact with them.