Tue. May 17th, 2022

Lime is certainly celebrating delivering 120,000 e-scooter rides across Salford in the first year of its program, with nearly 150,000 miles traveled by 35,000 riders to date.

Lime marks the milestone by making renewed investments in the Salford community. The provider has partnered with The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to encourage its riders to round out their trip to the nearest pound to help tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester.

Lime matches all equestrian donations – delivered through its Lime Hero program – and will also work with charities to provide gifts in the form of logistical and event support as well as free Lime rides for charitable volunteers.

To ensure that the scheme continues to operate safely in Salford, Lime has also worked closely with local disability and accessibility organizations, including the North West Sight Loss Councils and the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Lime also recently invited blind and partially sighted residents of Greater Manchester to a ‘meeting e-scooter’ event to learn about these vehicles and raise any concerns they may have. Lime is working with the North West Sight Loss Councils to implement post-session recommendations, including piloting physical parking racks to reduce the risk of sidewalk clutter in high-use areas of Salford.

Lime has also worked with the University of Salford to ensure that new students know how to ride safely, attended the university’s recent “Welcome Week” event to hand out free helmets as well as teach new riders the rules of the road and provide them with a safe area to try a Lime e-scooter.

Sam Merullo, General Manager UKI at Lime said: A year in and 120,000 Lime trips later, we are more excited to deliver our service in Salford than ever before. We are proud to be able to celebrate the first anniversary of our scheme here by investing further in the local community, including launching a fantastic new partnership with The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to help tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester. I encourage all our users to start rounding up their rides today!

Vanessa Haworth of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity adds; “We are excited about the support from both Lime and its riders to intensify to ensure homelessness has no place in Greater Manchester. Support from both individuals and companies is crucial to make change happen ”.

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