Lime and SafeUP Partner to Foster Safer Environment for Women in Cities via Reliable Transportation
As part of our mission to build a future for transportation that is shared, affordable and carbon-free, today we're excited to announce a new partnership with SafeUP ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
According to recent research from SafeUP's, nearly 9 in 10 women feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark and avoid certain activities every day to feel safer. In these common instances, SafeUP can allows women to call on nearby, pre-verified guardians--women who have undergone the SafeUP training process--when they feel unsafe, all via the SafeUP app. The result is safer environments for women in cities, fostered by shared responsibility and community.
Lime and SafeUP hold close the common belief that safety and mobility are inherently tied; so to help ease connections between SafeUP guardians and women in need, Lime will provide free rides on its scooters and bikes to verified SafeUP guardians. The partnership will be live in eightcities to start, with SafeUP Community Members able to use the new Lime offering in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington DC, Austin and Tel Aviv.
Safety, especially when it comes to transportation, is key to increasing equal access to opportunity across gender. Lime’s aim to provide freedom of movement through our suite of light electric vehicles also encompasses freedom from harassment and safe passage for women.
“With safety so central to Lime’s core values, we jumped at the opportunity to offer women and SafeUP Guardians alternative transportation options to swiftly get them to safer environments," said Shani Raved, Lime Product & Operations Strategy Manager. "We want our women riders to always feel safe when they use a Lime, whether to and from public transit, or to visit friends, which is why we're so excited to be working with SafeUP. This partnership is another step towards our goal of empowering women to feel safe while traveling through cities.”
SafeUP enables women to use the SafeUP app when they feel unsafe, encounter any real or potential danger, and require support, guidance, or physical assistance. The Community Members of SafeUP know that there are always other women looking after them, and are immediately available if called upon. Through our partnership, we want to help SafeUP guardians arrive faster to ensure women's safety.
Lime provides an ideal solution to help women feel safer when traveling, whether it’s hopping on an e-scooter or e-bike to avoid walking alone late at night or moving through environments that make them feel uncomfortable.
“SafeUp is here in order to unite women under the common goal of mutual protection and safety. Lime is the natural partner for us to make sure that women will not avoid any activities and will not feel scared.” Said Neta Schrieber, CEO and Co-Founder of SafeUp. “Every woman needs to feel that she is in control of her destiny: walking down a dark alleyway without fear; going on a date without anxiety; dancing in a nightclub, or even simply going on a walk late at night. Lime is helping us realize our dream for women all over the world".