San Diego tops cities for Lime rides

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 16:56:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diegans took one million rides on a Lime bike or electric scooter in the company’s first five months of business, Lime reported Monday.

Lime issued a report on its first year of business, indicating San Diego had more rides and users on its vehicles than any other major city.

The Lime rental bike and scooter business first launched in June 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Within one year, it spread to 70 markets. San Diego became the first city with a full fleet of Lime vehicles in February 2018.

RELATED: Council rejects boardwalk scooter ban

Lime reported that San Diego had 310,000 unique riders in its first year of operation. Riders traveled an average of 1.06 miles and 27 percent of them connected to public transit, Lime reported.

The company also agreed to an exclusive dock-free bike partnership with Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

RELATED: Dockless bikes bring new emphasis to Bike Month