Lime and London Cycling Campaign to nudge Londoners on to electric bikes

Urban mobility sharing business Lime has linked with the London Cycling Campaign in a bid to introduce the latter’s members to electric bikes.

As part of this work, over the next six months, Lime will engage with LCC members and local groups across the capital to learn about their needs, priorities and views on e-Bikes, dockless hire schemes and the future micro-mobility in London.

Across the boroughs of Islington, Bromley, Croydon, Brent, Ealing, Sutton and Camden there are currently 1,000 of the green bikes, each costing £1 to unlock and 15 pence per minute of ride time thereafter.

The Lime-E is equipped with a 250-watt motor and rechargeable battery, making the bikes suitable for people of any age or fitness level. Users will still be getting plenty of exercise though, if this study is anything to go by.

Jaanaki Momaya, General Manager of Lime UK, said: “This collaboration will provide Lime with valuable expertise to help bring an affordable and green travel solution to more areas of the capital.

“We look forward to working together closely to get Londoners more active by using bikes as a daily method of transport. We must take action to tackle the major challenges facing London, including congestion, air pollution and physical inactivity. We believe Lime provides the perfect solution for these issues.”

Dr Ashok Sinha, Chief Executive of LCC said: “London Cycling Campaign is pleased to announce we’ll be working with Lime. This exciting partnership will strengthen our ability to support all those that wish to, to cycle in London. Over the next six months the collaboration will see us looking at how e-Bikes are used, their growing role in London’s transport mix and developing good practice for their provision. We are enthused by the opportunity this collaboration brings to understand the role of all types of cycling in  achieving our vision of a zero carbon road network in London.”