Lime Reaches Major Milestone: 100 Million Rides Globally

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Micromobility solutions present a viable alternative for getting around a busy city during rush hour, and shared services bring to the table the extra incentive of putting little financial stress on the rider.
Lime, for instance, is cheap, accessible, efficient and fast, so no wonder it’s celebrating this week a very important milestone: 100 million rides globally. Of the top 5 reasons people choose the Lime scooter-share service, cutting down on the time spent in traffic is number one.

On average, people sit about 109 hours stuck in traffic, Lime says, citing internal surveys. Lime riders don’t have to waste this kind of valuable time, because they can get around easily by simply using their phone to unlock a scooter, use it to get to their destination and then leave it for another rider to pick up.

“100 MM rides prevented 40.2 MM kilometers of cars driven (and their pollution!). This means healthier lungs, hearts and beautiful skin for all,” Lime continues, celebrating the milestone. “These Lime rides benefit 92% of the world living in dangerous levels of air pollution.”

In other words, ride a shareable electric scooter and you will not be adding to the already high level of emissions that’s putting a strain on people’s health in large cities. You get to be time-efficient and help the planet at the same time.

Riding a Lime scooter also offers women a certain sense of safety, the San Francisco-based company continues. In large, crowded urban areas, women walking are often object of verbal harassment (and not only). According to its own female riders, Lime offers them a way to get around town without being cat-called.

Up until this major milestone, Lime scooters have been used to get to and from public transportation. The service was also preferred for attendance to social functions, replacing a drive or the usual cab ride.

All in all, though scooter-sharing services are not without their challenges in major cities across the world, they’re also making a positive impact. And they’re also gaining in popularity, as Lime’s 100 million ride-milestone shows.
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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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