Lime Scooters are coming to British Columbia. Not Vancouver, but close.
Lime is launching its micromobility service in Richmond tomorrow with 75 e-scooters and plans to scale up to a fleet of 200 in the coming days.
To celebrate the launch of Richmond’s e-scooter sharing program Lime will host a First Ride Academy safety training event on Wednesday, May 4 from 11am to 1pm at the southeast corner of Minoru Park.
Lime will be joined by Richmond city staff, and community partner organization HUB Cycling will be on hand to help residents, media members, and passerby learn how to ride safely, park respectfully, and get the most out of the new way to get around.
“We’re thrilled to launch e-scooters in Richmond, helping residents and visitors get where they need to go on a safe, affordable, and sustainable ride,” said Derek Robertson, Senior Manager of Government Relations at Lime.
“We believe Richmond’s leadership and vision in allowing shared electric vehicles to support existing public transit with additional sustainable options has the potential to reverberate throughout the province and across all of Canada. At Lime, we know that safety is the key to success for any micromobility program, and we’ll be here to help every step of the way as Richmond residents, tourists, and everyone in between tries out our new e-scooters.”
Lime will regularly host safety training events known as First Ride Academies to ensure new users learn how to ride safely.
When asked when Lime e-scooters would make their way to downtown Vancouver, Robertson told Techcouver:
“The sky’s the limit for micromobility in Canada, especially here in British Columbia. We believe the support in Vancouver is there and we would be thrilled to work with the city to build a program that would help achieve their climate, equity, and sustainability goals. We look forward to running a great program in Richmond and building on that success in the region.”