Seattle-Tacoma Passes 3,000,000 Lime Rides As Emerald City Mulls Scooter Pilot
Cities | June 27, 2019 | Share
Seattle-Tacoma, the metro region that catapulted dockless bike sharing into mainstream American consciousness back in 2017, has officially passed a major micromobility milestone.
It’s only the 5th global Lime market to reach this achievement, alongside notable early adopters like Paris and Los Angeles. The announcement comes just one month after Seattle city officials signaled a willingness to launch an electric scooter pilot later this year.
“Three million rides in Seattle-Tacoma is a huge achievement for Lime,” said Isaac Gross, General Manager of the Pacific Northwest. “It reinforces that we’re fulfilling a need in the community for more affordable and equitable transportation options.”
But perhaps more important than the number of rides itself is the way they were taken.
Seattle is home to Lime’s sole car sharing pilot program. Dubbed Lime Pod, the fleet of dockless vehicles accounted for more than 100,000 of the three million rides.
Combined with Lime electric bikes and a fleet of electric scooters in neighboring Tacoma, the region is currently the only place in the world where riders can access this diverse combination of micromobility options.
$50 TRI-LIME-ATHON GIVEAWAY
To celebrate the 3,000,000 ride milestone, Lime is hosting a Tri-Lime-Athon challenge, offering $50 in credit to the first 10 riders who log a trip on all three Lime vehicles (Pod, scooter and bike) within one week of each other.
To enter, participants must:
- Take one Lime Pod, Lime-S and Lime-E ride within a single 7-day period
- Take a snapshot of each of the three completed trips in the Lime app
- Send the snapshots along with a selfie to firstname.lastname@example.org
$50 in Lime credit will be awarded to the first 10 riders to complete the challenge, and the Tri-Lime-Athon will remain open until all 10 winners have claimed their prize.
“Scooter, bike and car sharing combined cover almost the entire spectrum of micromobility needs, and we’re excited to give more riders the opportunity to experience that,” said Gross.
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