The world’s largest shared electric scooter and bike company Lime has rewarded its e-scooter and e-bike riders that parked responsibly with a free ride. This was part of the company’s Parking Wardens programme, launched across central London ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
The company stationed the Parking Wardens near busy e-scooter bays, including Covent Garden and Soho. The wardens congratulated riders who parked respectfully, handing them Good Parking notices and free ride tokens to incentivise continued responsible parking.
The company said its ridership continues to grow in London, hitting 7 million rides milestone recently.
The company describes responsible parking as following:
- Park all e-scooters in designated parking bays
- Don’t block pedestrian walkways or pavements
- Don’t block entrances to underground stations or bus stops
- Park away from private properties
- Stay clear of driveways or accessibility ramps
The company also plans to launch its Parking Wardens in other London locations in the coming weeks as it looks to encourage parking best practices.
“The introduction of Parking Wardens enables us to reward our customers and help them better understand what constitutes responsible parking, and why it’s so important to ensure our service is inclusive,” said Hal Stevenson, Senior Public Affairs Manager at Lime UK. “Our increased foot patrol also lets us correct any incidents of misparking in a time efficient manner, with the aim to make all journeys more efficient and enjoyable for all.”
To further help ensure its e-scooters and e-bikes are parked responsibly, Lime has a number of other measures in place, the company said. This includes fining, and banning repeat offenders of misparking from its service, as well as removing any vehicles that are reported as parked inconsiderately within one hour.
Lime has also expanded its foot patrol team by 50% to help meet extra needs during the busy summer period. The team is dedicated to patrolling busy service areas and moving any e-bikes and scooters that have been misparked, it said.
To report the inconsiderate parking of an e-bike or e-scooter, users and members of the public should contact: [email protected]