Lime Launches E‑Scooters In Oslo And Helsinki As Nordic Cities Pass 1,000,000 Rides
It’s been a big week for micromobility across the Scandanavian Peninsula.
As the warm summer months have seen existing markets in Sweden and Denmark surpass 1,000,000 Lime rides, two more major Nordic capitals have just launched electric scooter fleets of their own.
E-SCOOTERS IN OSLO
Lime co-founder Toby Sun was on hand this week to help launch the first fleet of electric scooters in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
While e-scooters are currently regulated as bikes throughout the country, Sun hopes to work hand-in-hand with city officials to develop a unique code of conduct for safe use and correct parking, similar to Lime’s successful cooperative efforts in neighboring Stockholm.
“We support all regulations that make it safer to ride e-scooters,” said Sun. “Our local team is ready to help further develop Oslo’s car free city centre, and we believe that industry and authorities should cooperate to build a micromobility culture that’s safe for both riders and pedestrians.”
First time riders in Oslo can receive 3 free 10-minute rides by downloading the Lime app and entering promocode OSLOGREEN through July 31st.
E-SCOOTERS IN HELSINKI
In Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki, Lime electric scooters rolled out this week with one goal in mind: safety.
“We’re happy to call Helsinki our home,” said Mikael Uusivuori, Lime Operations Manager in Finland. “The future of urban mobility begins with respect for the rules and for our surroundings, and Lime is proud to be working with Helsinki’s municipality to bring a safe, positive and sustainable mobility solution to the city.”
Lime will be holding safety events in Helsinki to help local riders get accustomed to this new transportation option, centered around five key pillars:
- Ride responsibly at all times
- Wear a helmet while riding
- Abide by all traffic laws and speed limits
- Ride only within designated areas such as streets and bike lanes
- Park properly out of the way of pedestrian walkways, service ramps and metro stops
First time riders in Helsinki can receive 3 free 10-minute rides by downloading the Lime app and entering promocode LIMEINHELSINKI through July 30th.
ONE MILLION SCOOTER RIDES IN SWEDEN AND DENMARK
Sweden and Denmark, the first Nordic countries to launch Lime electric scooters, are celebrating a major micromobility milestone this week.
Hundreds of thousands of riders across Stockholm, Copenhagen, Malmo, Gothenburg and Uppsala have combined to take over one million scooter rides. That’s enough distance traveled across these 5 cities to circle the world more than 39 times.
“The eco-friendly and technologically-curious Nordic population has allowed for scooter travel to quickly become an everyday norm,” said Niklas Joensen, Lime’s Nordics Lead. “We’re extremely proud of our local teams, our riders and the local city governments for helping us reach this milestone.”
Perhaps more impressive than the number of rides itself, however, is the rapid timeline in which they’ve been taken. Many of these markets, including Copenhagen, launched their Lime electric scooter fleets as recently as April.