eScooter and eBike rental company Lime has introduced 1,000 new scooters to the streets of New York.
Riders will find the first scooters in the East Bronx as part of the Department of Transportation’s scooter-sharing pilot program.
“Lime is honoured and grateful to once again serve New Yorkers and we’re excited to get rolling with shared electric scooters in the East Bronx,” says Lime CEO Wayne Ting.
“Our scooters will provide East Bronx residents and visitors safe, affordable, and accessible transportation to get around their neighbourhoods, all while reducing congestion and connecting people to public transit. We’re laser-focused on operating a safe and equitable micro-mobility program in the greatest city in the world, as we hope to demonstrate to cities globally the tremendous benefits of shared electric vehicles in revolutionizing transportation.”
The electric scooters add to Lime’s fleet of shared electric mopeds which launched in April of this year and operate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
However, this isn’t Lime’s first rodeo in New York. It previously provided shared eBikes as part of the city’s dockless bike-share pilot program in the Rockaways and Staten Island.
Lime also hosted six safety training sessions this summer as part of a community outreach program in the East Bronx. Lime is also encouraging residents to sign up for its “equity pricing initiatives,” Lime Aid and Lime Access. These initiatives provide discounts to frontline workers and residents receiving state, local, or federal assistance.