Lime is launching its first ever pop-up micromobility community hub in London this week to connect with local residents and help make its light electric vehicles more accessible.
The community hub will be open to the general public from 8 – 18 September 2022 at St James’ Park Station and will include a series of events and activities with special guests and prizes.
This includes first ride training sessions and a private panel event called ‘Breaking down barriers: how to make London’s micromobility services more inclusive for everyone’.
On the panel, Alan Clarke, Senior Director of Public Policy at Lime, Isabelle Clement MBE, Director at Wheels for Wellbeing, and Simon Munk, Campaigns Manager at London Cycling Campaign, will discuss how operators, local councils and stakeholders can work together to make micromobility more inclusive for everyone sharing London’s streets.
Wheels for Wellbeing and London Cycling Campaign will then join Lime in its Community Hub next week where riders can meet the teams, learn more about the charities and book in training sessions.
“Designing and delivering a more accessible and inclusive service is our top priority in London right now, as more and more people say goodbye to cars and use shared, sustainable forms of micromobility,” Lime’s Alan Clarke told Zag Daily.
“This in itself is a hugely positive trend. But our services should never make another person’s journey more difficult, and we believe that operators, local authorities and transport partners, as well as disability groups and wider stakeholders, should work together to ensure this. This is where the concept for our panel stemmed from. The evening will look to connect these groups and our wider industry to debate and discuss some of the different ways we can work together to tackle topics like parking, and shine a light on ways we can deliver more inclusive micromobility services in London.”
Parking has become a hot topic in London following Westminster City Council’s decision to begin seizing dockless bikes left blocking roads and pavements in its borough earlier this month.
Other activities available at the Community Hub include bike health checks and a helmet customisation workshop where riders can design and paint their own Lime helmet with help from resident artists Brush & Bubbles.
The Hub will open from Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 – 16:00 at St James’ Park Station, 55 Broadway, SW1H 0XA.