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Shared scooter program expands into St. Albert

Lime hit the one million ride milestone in Edmonton as it launched a groundbreaking shared scooter program in neighbouring St. Albert.
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Edmonton-area residents can try out scooters--a popular new way to get around. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

Lime hit the one million ride milestone in Edmonton as it launched a groundbreaking shared scooter program in neighbouring St. Albert. Strong ridership in Edmonton highlights the popularity of the mode of transport, and micromobility in Canadian cities. Lime expects to see residents of and visitors to St. Albert embrace shared scooters as well.

“Edmonton riders have embraced our scooters to the tune of over one million rides and two million kilometers traveled. That's equal to traversing the circumference of the earth almost 50 times over. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by launching a new program in St. Albert,” said Chelsea Habermas, General Manager of Lime Canada. 

Lime began offering shared electric vehicles in Edmonton in August of 2019. By riding green on sustainable e-scooters rather than taking cars, Lime riders have saved an estimated 104 metric tons of carbon emissions. Lime riders have replaced an estimated 250,000-plus car trips so far. 

Lime’s expansion to St. Albert is a direct result of the success of its Edmonton program. Lime will take its lessons learned globally and in Edmonton to design a scooter experience to suit St. Albert, focusing especially on safe riding and proper parking. Riders are required to review the rules and regulations governing scooter use in the City, including that riders are to ride only on sidewalks or paved trails but not on roadways, and speeds will be capped at 15 km/hr.

To address concerns of pedestrians using sidewalks, Lime will conduct outreach to its riders reminding them of these rules, and on how to park properly to ensure roadways, loading zones, wheelchair ramps, and other rights of way remain clear.