Lime has entered Ireland for the first time with the launch of a 12 month shared e-bike pilot in Castlebar.
Delivered in partnership with Mayo County Council, the scheme will see up to 100 e-bikes deployed across the town.
Lime’s latest Gen4 e-bikes feature automatic two-speed transmission, interchangeable batteries, a modular design extending the usable life to 5+ years, and a new phone holder.
The launch is part of Lime’s commitment to invest €10 million in its Irish operations, with a view to deploying e-bike and e-scooter sharing schemes in towns and cities across the country.
Lime hopes to launch its e-scooter sharing service in Ireland next year following delays in the introduction of legislation and regulations for e-scooters.
“Our launch in Castlebar this week marks Lime’s official entry into Ireland,” Lime’s Public Affairs Manager for UK and Ireland, Georgia Corr, told Zag Daily.
“It has been exciting to see the buzz from local residents at our arrival, who are embracing the opportunity to travel more sustainably around their town.”
Lime is working with Mayo County Council to establish parking zones to ensure the bikes are parked responsibly and avoid pavement obstructions.
“Castlebar Municipal District has worked hard over the last few years to improve the cycling infrastructure in and around the town,” said the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District Councillor Michael Kilcoyne.
“Now, more than ever, with both the climate and energy crisis, it is important to provide facilities that allow the people of Castlebar to choose alternative modes of travel.”