Lime, the leading smart mobility company, will launch up to 300 scooters in Ogden starting April 19th, with the possibility of more scooters added based on demand. The duration of the initial program is three months. Lime is the largest shared scooter and bike provider in the United States, operating in more than 100 cities on five continents, with more than 34 million rides already taken. The collaboration between the City of Ogden and Lime will help reduce congestion and pollution, and connect people to public transit. About ⅓ of scooter users say they would have driven or taken rideshare if not for a scooter, and 20 percent of Lime users state their last trip was to connect to a public bus or train.
" Ogden has undergone such a tremendous transformation in the past decade. The scale of the downtown area was practically made for scooters ,” said Nate Currey, General Manager of Lime in Utah. “With the investment of new complete streets-type infrastructure happening, scooter riders can discover Ogden in a new, safe and compelling way.”
“The arrival of Lime is a great complement to our efforts to build out our bike network and will also help more people experience our great downtown businesses,”said Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. “The first and last mile solutions for public transit users will prove to be a win-win situation in our community.”
The city will celebrate the arrival of Lime on April 18th at 10:30am in front of the Municipal Building. Remarks will be given by Mayor Caldwell, Jonathan Hopkins from Lime, and Beth Holdbrook, board trustee from UTA. Attendees will be able to see the Lime scooters, learn about how to ride safely, and get a free Lime helmet while supplies last. Scooters will be available to ride on the streets of Ogden starting the morning of Friday, April 19th.
The helmet distribution is part of Lime’s $3 million investment in its “ Respect The Ride ” campaign to encourage safe riding behavior and educate communities around safety. More details about our Respect The Ride campaign can be found online at https://www.li.me/respect-the-ride . For those not attending the kickoff event, Lime and the City of Ogden have partnered to offer free helmets on a first-come first-serve basis at The Corner, operated by the City of Ogden, to those who visit Monday to Saturday during the hours of 10 am to 7 pm.
Lime is also pleased to make its Lime Access program available in Ogden. Lime Access allows users who demonstrate enrollment in a city, county, state or federal low income program to receive at least a 50 percent discount on our services. For those enrolled, scooters will be $0.50 to unlock and $0.07 a minute to ride. College students receiving financial aid also qualify. More