Located 50 miles northwest of London, Milton Keynes today launched the country’s first fleet of Lime-E electric-assist bikes.
Equipped with a 250-watt motor and a rechargeable lithium battery, the convenient green bicycles help riders climb hills and cover long distances without breaking a sweat.
Best of all, they cost just £1 to unlock and 15p per minute to ride after that.
UK’s Transportation Innovation Hub
Milton Keynes is no stranger to technology. Trialing everything from self-driving cars to delivery robots and autonomous pods, the city has established itself as a leader in introducing new and exciting types of mobility to the UK.
“We’re excited to provide residents and visitors to Milton Keynes with a healthy, accessible and emission-free way to get around town,” said Jaanaki Momaya, General Manager for Lime UK. “This is a dynamic city at the forefront of transport innovation, and we’re thrilled to add electric bicycles to that list.”
Lime has developed strong local relationships in over 130 communities around the world. In Milton Keynes, the team has worked extensively with the Council, Police and local cycling groups to ensure proper bike placement and maintenance, making the system easier for locals to use.