Lime logs over a million rides on London e-bikes in under a year
Posted: 8 November 2019 | Intelligent Transport
Using data from city-specific Lime surveys, it is estimated that dockless e-bike riders in London have prevented the emission of more than 92 metric tonnes of CO2.
It has been less than a year since Lime first rolled out electric bikes into the British capital, and London riders have logged over one million rides.
This translates into approximately 90,000 rides every month, with the bikes currently only available to riders in a few boroughs including Camden and Islington.
“Londoners are looking for new ways to travel, and our emission-free e-bikes are playing a significant part in serving this demand,” said Florence Milner, Lime’s General Manager for the UK & Ireland. “It is great to see the impact our riders are already having on reducing congestion and carbon emissions throughout the city.”
Using modeshift data gleaned from city-specific Lime surveys, it is estimated that dockless e-bike riders in London have prevented the emission of more than 92 metric tonnes of CO2.
Beyond their environmental impact, emerging evidence has suggested that micromobility services like Lime are also helping to improve urban transportation efficiency. According to an INRIX-backed study released in September 2019, shared electric scooters and bikes “have the potential to shorten journey times for 69 per cent of trips currently made by car” in the UK’s most congested cities.