Good news for those who love scooting around the city on two wheels – and we don’t mean bicycles.
Edmonton will see the return of Lime scooters on Wednesday afternoon, officially becoming the first city in Canada to have the shared electric scooters come back in 2021.
With Edmonton being one of North America’s leading cities for micro-mobility, Lime is relaunching scooters to help residents make short, car-free trips safely while remaining physically distanced.
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Although tourism and commuter trips were reduced last year, Edmontonians still took nearly 500,000 rides with Lime in 2020. Locals used the e-scooters to make essential journeys in their communities throughout the pandemic.
After pausing service for the winter, Lime will be sending out 100 e-scooters to start, before ramping up their fleet as the weather continues to warm up and demand grows.
The scooters are perfect for running errands, for a physically distanced activity with friends, and for reconnecting with the city.
“Lime is thrilled to be back on the streets of Edmonton in 2021 after providing important essential transportation services during the height of the pandemic last year,” said Jonathan Hopkins, Government Relations Director for Lime.
“This year will be all about revival, helping Edmonton businesses recover, encouraging residents to get outside and see friends once vaccinated and helping visitors return to the city at long-last.”
Re-download the Lime app and get scooting, YEG.