Person on an e-scooter

Rental e-scooter company Lime increases fleet in Salford as trip numbers soar

A leading provider of shared electric scooters and bikes has announced it will be increasing its e-scooter fleet by 45% in Salford to cater for growing demand in Greater Manchester.

Working with Salford City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester, Lime is looking to expand its operations across the city, to give more residents access to shared, sustainable transport options.

Since 2021, residents have now taken one million trips on Lime’s e-scooters in Salford, recording consistent growth each year as more people rely on the service. 

In celebration of the milestone, Lime is awarding a month of free rides to its millionth rider.

Two people riding on Lime e-scooters next to a bus stop and a block of flats

To improve safety, Lime has fitted some of its vehicles with its AI-enabled technology system, Lime Vision, which accurately detects issues to prevent conflict with pedestrians and pavement users.

This new technology is a pilot, and the data collected will be shared with the council and TfGM to help inform the future of the service.

Alice Pleasant, public affairs manager at Lime, said: “Since launching in Salford, Lime has become an important transport option for residents.

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

Two people walking with Lime e-bikes on a road with trees and cars in the background

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