That’s the eyebrow-raising percentage of micromobility riders in Mexico City who reported using Lime scooters to transport themselves to or from public transit last month.
The survey, which yielded over 1,400 responses from a randomly selected group of local Lime riders, demonstrates the very real impact that “patinetes electricos” are already having on personal mobility in the largest city in North America.
“This new data from la Ciudad de México reflects an encouraging trend we’re seeing throughout the world,” said Ernesto Sanchez, Lime’s Regional Operations Manager. “People are using micromobility products like Lime electric scooters to enhance the way they move around their cities and gain easier access to public transit.”
Home to nearly 9,000,000 people, Mexico City commuters spent an average of 218 hours stuck in traffic in 2018. That places it among the Top 10 most congested cities in the world according to an INRIX report released last month.
Since launching in October, Lime riders in the Mexican capital have already logged more than half a million electric scooter rides. The company’s 2018 Year-End Report announced that 30% of its riders worldwide had replaced a trip by automobile during their most recent trip.
Today’s newly-released data comes as a result of Lime’s continuing efforts to learn more about the growing impact that micromobility is having at both the local and global levels.
“In February 2019, we distributed a survey to our riders in Mexico City to better understand who is using Lime and why,” explained Calvin Thigpen, Lime’s Policy Research Manager. “We sent the survey by email to a randomly-selected group of 14,000 riders and also shared the survey link in an in-app banner shown only to riders in Mexico City.”