Berliners can access Lime e-scooters in the Jelbi app and the integration also coincides with the introduction of 14 new Jelbi locations in the Berlin district of Biesdorf.
Berlin’s main public transit company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has teamed with micromobility specialist Lime to extend micromobility choices across Berlin and the district of Biesdorf.
Lime describes the move as its “first-ever full-scale” partnership with a public transit-provider and will be integrated with the BVG app Jelbi, the official ticket purchasing app for public transportation in Berlin.
With this integration, riders can reserve and pay for Lime e-scooters (with e-bikes planned to be rolled out in the near future) directly in the Jelbi app, providing seamless and convenient access to Lime vehicles.
The integration also coincides with the introduction of 14 new Jelbi locations in the Berlin suburb of Biesdorf. According to Lime, with this partnership, it underscores a commitment to make Berlin more mobile, including the city’s outskirts, while supplementing local public transport with sustainable alternatives.
“At Lime, we’re serious about our goal of getting even more Berliners to leave their cars behind. As a company operating in Berlin, we want to do our part to improve mobility in the entire city and are therefore investing heavily,” said Jashar Seyfi, general manager, Lime.
“This also includes the increased cooperation with the BVG and the associated Jelbi app as well as the connection of outskirts with sustainable micromobility, in which the density of public transport stops is lower.”
He continued: “The cooperation with the BVG is a fine example that shows how a sustainable transport turnaround can be achieved not only in city centres.”
“As a company operating in Berlin, we want to do our part to improve mobility in the entire city and are therefore investing heavily”
The new Jelbi stations in Biesdorf also offer the opportunity to park the e-scooters in designated areas, ensuring little disruption to the cityscape.
As people return to public transportation en masse – whether it’s for commuting to work, visiting friends or tourists exploring a new city – Lime said it seeks to make it as convenient as possible to access its vehicles and use them seamlessly with public transportation.
“Making Lime available through partner platforms is a step toward that goal, encouraging connections to public transit – all toward the ultimate objective of fewer cars on city streets,” added Seyfi.