"Dockless scooter sharing could increase our transportation options while the City of Chicago acquires funding for the Red Line South project. As a student, scooters would allow me to effectively get to class without having to choose between being very early or very late, and to avoid having to use Uber or Lyft."- Adrian M., Chicago.
How would more affordable transit options help you get to where you're going?
Lime’s integration with Google Maps is growing in a big way.
As of last month, riders in more than 80 new cities around the globe are now able to locate nearby Lime scooters and bikes directly from Google Maps. Estimated costs and arrival times will also be visible next to each vehicle, helping users better gauge their transportation options.
The feature is available on both Android and iOS. To view nearby Limes, Google Maps users simply need to tap the transit icon when viewing directions to any nearby destination. Once ready to unlock the scooter, a tap on the Lime card will direct users either to their Lime app or the appropriate app store. #limelife
Already a gathering place for artists, Paris exudes a spirit of creativity that moves throughout its neighborhoods, with its people. This is especially true during one of its most culturally vibrant weeks of the year, Paris Fashion Week.
Channeling that creativity, Lime featured celebrated local artists at our Paris Fashion Week community event. Where, creating a falsely childish universe filled with fierce alligators, blue diamonds, and abstract shapes, Parisian artist @gaadjika hand-painted her designs onto one of a kind, personalized helmet canvases.
Lime’s “Juicer Reserve” feature is changing the game for charging scooters.
With the tap of a button, Juicers in Oakland, California, Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia can now secure scooters for pickup before arriving at their location.
Juicing, or charging, Lime-S electric scooters is a critical part of our micromobility network. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Juicer Partners, we’re able to provide Lime riders in more than 100 cities around the world with a fleet of fully-charged e-scooters every morning.
Ready to try the new Global Juicer program? Download the Lime App today and head over to the li.me/second-street to stay updated on the next round of in-app features we're rolling out in the coming weeks.
Because the Queen City is one of our leading markets, we teamed up with @exploreclt to bring you a round up of “5 Top Places to Lime” in Charlotte, NC. The next time you’re in CLT, be sure to scoot over to these spots:
All bike lanes along Avenue Denfert-Rochereau in Paris lead to the 14th Arrondissement and a place known as “Les Grandes Voisins.” Translated literally as “Great Neighbors,” this unique cohabitation community occupies the historic buildings of what was once the old Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Hospital.
Les Grand Voisins shares the desire to enable different worlds interact, to try to fight against exclusion and to offer spaces of expression, opening up the neighborhood and hoping to contribute to the urban project of tomorrow.
Our team recently visited this creative and communal hub, awed upon our arrival and welcomed as visitors by local artists, craftspeople and Grand Voisins staff. If you're ever in Paris, ride over to hear their stories, see their projects and witness firsthand the magic fostered by this place.
Building meaningful relationships with city and community leadership is at the heart of Lime's mission. “From the beginning, Lime has been committed to working with Paris to create a micro-mobility system that works for everyone,” said Arthur Louis-Jacquier, Lime’s General Manager of France. “It’s fitting that this world-renowned city was the first in Europe to break 1,000,000 electric scooter rides.” Witnessing such a historic city adopt, embrace and even champion new ways for her citizens and visitors alike to move through it is nothing short of inspiring.
There's nothing better than grabbing life by the handlebars on your way to trying something new.
Maybe that means finally checking out that dance studio that's only ten blocks away. Or booking a boxing class you’ve been wanting to try for years? Maybe it's adventuring to the local farmer’s market. Or maybe it’s a need to get outside in the night air, and just go. Maybe there's a sunrise with your name on it.
Whatever it is, it’s bound to be the start of something beautiful.
33% of Lime riders identify as female. In comparison, 28% of bike commuters in the US are women.
We're just getting started, but remain dedicated to and inspired by the possibility of change. Change in infrastructure, change in traffic patterns, change in the way life moves through cities, change in the expected and a change in the numbers.
But, we can't create change alone. Here's to all of the women who are already living the change.
Artfully reversing its visitors' expectations of "in" and "out," Centre Pompidou (known as the “Inside Out” building) in the 4th Arrondissement extends striking visual energies into the streets, lanes and public plaza surrounding it.
Its myriad pipes, corridors, tubes, elevators and windows reveal the possibilities and creative interplay between infrastructural and more conventional architectural aesthetics.
Home to the largest museum for modern art in Europe and a center for music and acoustic research, the building welcomes visitors from all around the world. Standing out in its design from all other buildings in Paris, it has become a gathering place for local residents, and visitors inspiring everyone who passes by, through and around it.
Beyond its walls, you'll find street performers and dancers rehearsing, groups of friends, artisans, vendors and photographers, all gathered, simply to admire the building's artful presence.
How do cities move with the people living in them?
The impact of infrastructure is felt by bikers, walkers, drivers and riders. And its effect in guiding safe and thoughtful use of alternative modes of transportation is amplified by each person interacting with it.