Lime scooters

Lime will be increasing its electrical scooter fleet by 45 per cent in Salford to match increasing demand.

According to Lime, since 2021 residents have taken more than one million trips on Lime’s e-scooters in Salford. Each year there has been consistent growth as more people rely on the service for commuting and socialising.

Therefore to match increasing demand, Lime is looking to increase their fleet size of scooters, especially in Eccles (as mentioned below).

This has been agreed in partnership with Salford Council as part of the DfT’s E-Scooter trials, with the aim of bringing even more residents access to shared, sustainable transport options in Greater Manchester.

Lime scooters

Alice Pleasant, Public Affairs Manager at Lime said: “Since launching in Salford, e-scooters have been firmly integrated into local life, and Lime has become an important transport option for residents as they look to commute, see friends, or otherwise.

“We are always striving to motivate people to take the step away from cars, and are delighted to see such a positive reception to our e-scooters in the city.

“We hope through increasing our fleet size and expanding into Eccles, Lime can continue to provide affordable transport alternatives to even more people that share our streets.”

Lime has also fitted a number of its vehicles with its AI-enabled technology system, Lime Vision. The pilot aims to set a new foundation for safety innovation with the technology accurately detecting issues such as pavement riding in real time to better understand and prevent conflict with pedestrians and pavement users.

The data collected will be shared with the Council and Transport for Greater Manchester to help inform the future of the service.


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