Lime is celebrating safely delivering 120,000 e-scooter rides across Salford in the first year of its scheme, with just under 150,000 miles travelled by 35,000 riders to date.

Lime is marking the milestone by making renewed investments in the local community in Salford. The provider has partnered with The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to encourage its riders to round up their ride to the nearest pound to help tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester.

Lime will be matching all rider donations – delivered via its Lime Hero programme – and will also be working with the charity to provide gift in kind logistical and event support, as well as free Lime rides for charity volunteers.

To ensure its scheme continues to operate safely across Salford, Lime has also been working closely with local disability and accessibility charities, including North West Sight Loss Councils and the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Lime also recently invited blind and partially sighted Greater Manchester residents to a ‘meet the e-scooter’ event, to learn about these vehicles and raise any concerns they might have. Lime is working with North West Sight Loss Councils to implement recommendations following the session, including piloting physical parking racks to reduce the risk of pavement clutter in high usage areas in Salford.

Lime has also been working with the University of Salford, to ensure new students know how to ride safely, attending the University’s recent “Welcome Week” event to hand out free helmets, as well as teach new riders the rules of the road, and provide them with a safe and secure area to try out a Lime e-scooter.

Sam Merullo, General Manager UKI at Lime said: One year in and 120,000 Lime rides later, we’re more excited to be delivering our service in Salford than ever. We’re proud to be celebrating the first anniversary of our scheme here by investing further in the local community, including launching a fantastic new partnership with The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to help tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester. I encourage all of our users to start rounding up their rides today!

Vanessa Haworth from Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity adds; “We’re thrilled by the support of both Lime and its riders for stepping up to help ensure homelessness has no place in Greater Manchester. Support from both individuals and businesses is vital to help make change happen”.


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