Lime, the urban mobility company, has announced a new collaboration with London Cycling Campaign (LCC) to help promote the adoption of e-bikes across the capital and get more Londoners cycling.
LCC works to transform the city into a healthier, greener and happier place to live and work, where cycling is safe and attractive enough to be the natural choice for everyday journeys, for people of all ages and abilities. LCC will work with Lime to connect them to London’s cycling community.
As part of this work, over the next six months, Lime will engage with LCC members and local groups across the capital to learn about their needs, priorities and views on e-bikes, dockless hire schemes and the future micro-mobility in London.
Jaanaki Momaya, general manager of Lime UK, said: “This collaboration will provide Lime with valuable expertise to help bring an affordable and green travel solution to more areas of the capital.
“We look forward to working together closely to get Londoners more active by using bikes as a daily method of transport. We must take action to tackle the major challenges facing London, including congestion, air pollution and physical inactivity. We believe Lime provides the perfect solution for these issues.”
Lime’s fleet of electric bikes provides a ‘first and last mile’ transport solution. There are currently over 1,000 Lime bikes in the boroughs of Islington, Bromley, Croydon, Brent, Ealing, Sutton and Camden.
The Lime app makes it simple to locate, unlock and pick up an e-bike. They cost riders £1 to unlock and an additional 15p per minute of riding time. The Lime-E is equipped with a 250-watt motor and rechargeable battery.
Dr Ashok Sinha, chief executive of LCC, added: “London Cycling Campaign is pleased to announce we’ll be working with Lime. This exciting partnership will strengthen our ability to support all those that wish to, to cycle in London.
“Over the next six months, the collaboration will see us looking at how e-bike are used, their growing role in London’s transport mix and developing good practice for their provision.
“We are enthused by the opportunity this collaboration brings to understand the role of all types of cycling in achieving our vision of a zero-carbon road network in London.”