The company will engage with members of the London Cycling Campaign and local groups across the UK capital to find out their urban mobility needs and priorities.
The urban mobility company, Lime, has joined forces with London Cycling Campaign (LCC) to help promote the adoption of e-bikes across the UK capital and get more Londoners cycling.
LCC seeks 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.
LCC said it will work with Lime to connect it 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.
Lime’s fleet of electric bikes provide a first- and last-mile transport solution. There are currently more than 1,000 Lime bikes in the boroughs of Islington, Bromley, Croydon, Brent, Ealing, Sutton and Camden.
“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,” said Dr Ashok Sinha, chief executive of LCC.
“Over the next six months the collaboration will see us looking at how e-bikes 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.”
The Lime app aims to make it simple to locate, unlock and pick up an e-bike. It costs riders £1 to unlock and an additional 15 pence per minute of riding time.
“This collaboration will provide Lime with valuable expertise to help bring an affordable and green travel solution to more areas of the capital”
The Lime-E is equipped with a 250-watt motor and rechargeable battery, making the bikes suitable and accessible for people of any age or fitness level, according to Lime.
“This collaboration will provide Lime with valuable expertise to help bring an affordable and green travel solution to more areas of the capital,” added Jaanaki Momaya, general manager of Lime UK.
“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.”
Lime said it is working closely with local communities and authorities across Europe to build a new culture of shared mobility and providing solutions to the challenges of city living. It is active in over 40 cities across 18 countries in Europe.
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