SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two years after Lime scooters hit the pavement, the company has reached a milestone - surpassing 100 million rides globally.
The company is thanking its riders who span across more than 120 cities, 30 countries, and five continents.
A San Diego chef is one of those riders; in fact, he too reached a personal milestone.
"My name is Justin Vaiciunas, and I am San Diego's #1 Lime rider!"
A Lime representative called Vaiciunas last week to tell him about the accomplishment; Vaiciunas clocked in nearly 600 rides this year.
"I live right over off of Pacific Highway, and I scooter from there to work every day and back, and then also all around; even to Balboa Park, North Park, everywhere I can," said Vaiciunas.
Vaiciunas likes how accessible and easy the scooters make it getting around downtown. He now uses them for 80 percent of his commutes.
"I used to spend about $80 in gas a week; now I maybe spend that a month."
The company says with the growth they've increased education outreach as well as efforts to be good stewards in the cities they serve.
A San Diego Lime Patrol Team picks up misplaced scooters.
As for Vaiciunes, his next goal is being the country's #1 Lime rider.
Last month Lime's future in San Diego was called into question when the City claimed the company violated geo-fencing rules. The city then began the process to revoke Lime's permit.
But a Lime spokesperson says the company looks forward to an upcoming hearing to make its case.
A date for that hearing has not yet been set.