Lime agrees to global partnership with transport app Citymapper

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Shared micromobility firm Lime has agreed to a global partnership with transport app Citymapper.

The real-time integration will allow Citymapper users to locate Lime e-bikes and e-scooters in 21 major cities around the world, including London, San Francisco, Paris and Berlin. 

Additionally, Citymapper’s “Super Duper” Pass in London will include Lime as its exclusive electric micromobility provider.

The pass provides regular users with £10 of Lime ride credits per week, the equivalent of approximately four free rides.

The move follows the announcement last month that Lime partnered with mobility solutions provider Moovit across 117 cities.

Alan Clarke, Director of Policy Northern Europe for Lime, told Zag that the partnership would help encourage more people to travel sustainably as the world returns to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for riders to choose micromobility and partnerships with leading apps like CityMapper, Moovit and Google Maps help encourage seamless connection between our scooters and bikes, and public transport for longer journeys,” he said.

“At the end of the day, it’s about moving people efficiently and sustainably, taking cars off city roads and returning riders to public transport networks that have seen a drop in use due to the pandemic.”

Alex Thomas, Partnerships Lead at Citymapper, added: “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 trips 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.”

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