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Lime And UCSD Students Use Micromobility To Design Public Transit Innovations

How can micromobility shape the future of public transit?

That was one of the questions behind UC San Diego’s recent Design Lab Designathon project. Sponsored by Lime and in partnership with SANDAG, Campus Planning and USP/Young Planners, participating students and community members were challenged to develop a new vision for the upcoming Pepper Canyon Trolley Station.

The goal was to envision the future on-campus station, part of San Diego’s Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, as a dynamic, multimodal mobility hub.

Attendees were also treated to a tour of UCSD’s 2,000 acre campus on Lime electric scooters.

“We’re extremely excited to see and support innovation here at UCSD,” said Matt Anton, Lime’s Community Engagement Manager and competition judge. “This event does more than creatively develop the design for a new trolley station; it’s introducing students to the very real issues of urban congestion and mobility access that Lime is working to help solve.”


Lime is currently active on university campuses across the United States, Spain and Australia. Earlier this year, UCLA Transportation found that about 11,000 ride-hailing trips start and end within campus limits every week, generating large amounts of carbon emissions.

Introducing alternative mobility options such as Lime provides an environmentally friendly solution to these short-distance trips.

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