Lime says its scooters will now appear as a travel option on the Citymapper app in major cities across the world.
Electric scooter operator Lime has announced an international partnership with Citymapper that will allow users of the popular transport app to easily locate Lime’s e-bikes and scooters in major cities around the world, including London, San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.
The real-time integration will roll out across 21 major cities this month, including London – where Lime has operated an e-bike scheme for the last two years, delivering more than 2 million rides.
Lime says the global partnership will create a streamlined user experience to encourage more people out of their cars as they get moving again in cities all over the world. Users will be able to find Lime e-bikes and scooters on Citymapper’s app, which the scooter provider says will help them get where they need to go in a safe, socially distant and sustainable way.
As part of the partnership, Citymapper’s “Super Duper” Pass in London will now include Lime as its exclusive electric micromobility provider. The pass is aimed at regular commuters, providing users with £10 of Lime ride credits per week – approximately four free rides – to connect them to transport hubs across the UK capital, to which the Super Duper pass gives unlimited use.
Alex Thomas, Partnerships Lead at Citymapper said: “We’re excited to launch this partnership with Lime. Micromobility is changing how we get around cities, and COVID-19 has made alternatives like cycles and scooters an even more important part of our urban infrastructure. Users can now view their cycle and scooter trip routes alongside public transport options in the Citymapper app, and then be guided to their destination in real time with our turn-by-turn directions.”
“Citymapper has quickly become a go-to app for city residents and visitors on the move, and we’re thrilled to partner with them as cities re-emerge from COVID-19,” said Sara Lannin, Head of Business Development at Lime. “The partnership will offer Citymapper users a safe, sustainable and socially-distant option to make short trips, or to combine with public transit for longer distances, furthering our mission to inspire people-first cities by making it even easier to ditch the car and travel sustainably.”