Denver just added a new form of transportation to its repertoire: dockless electric scooters from Lime
Lime, formerly known as LimeBike, is ready to enter a new vehicle into Denver’s ride-sharing world, the electric scooter.
The scooter, called the Lime-s, works like other Lime products and is unlocked with a phone app and equipped with a GPS tracker. This scooter will cost you $1 to unlock and then 15 cents per minute to ride.
Not only is Lime excited to bring this product to the Denver market, the company believes this will be another step in getting the city away from car-centric modes of transportation.
“We see Lime-S as an integral component in helping Denver achieve its Denver Vision Zero goal of 30 percent non-vehicle travel by 2030. So far, Denver has only reached 13 percent non-vehicle travel, and by taking cars off the roads and replacing them with scooters, we believe we can alleviate traffic congestion, help Denver reach its Vision Zero goals, improve urban mobility, and transform the way people get around the city,” Sam Sadle, Lime Director of Strategic Development Denver, said in a press release.
City Councilman, Jolon Clark, was in attendance at the launch event and emphasized the city’s role in creating options for people’s mobility: “The city’s goal is mobility freedom, that people have the choice to get around town however they want to. Something like this adds a whole new choice to that. This isn’t about getting people to a specific mode or getting away from a specific mode it’s really creating a place where you can live and have ultimate and freedom.”
Denver Public Works was less than enthusiastic today, tweeting that it was not consulted about the launch or made aware of Lime’s plans until “a couple of days ago.”
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