Lime, an e-scooter and e-bike operator, has installed a new fleet of rental e-bikes in Derby.
Launched in partnership with Derby City Council, local residents will be able to rent shared e-bikes in key city locations, with the bikes being introduced through a phased approach, starting with one location.
Alice Pleasant, public affairs manager at Lime, said: “At Lime, we are on a mission to provide people across the nation with the tools they need to transition away from using cars.”
Derby residents now have access to Lime’s latest Gen4 e-bike model, which can be hired via the Lime app.
Riders will be required to park the e-bikes in mandated zones, which have been agreed in partnership with Derby City Council.
What’s more, the council is planning to re-invest the funding secured from the Department for Transport (DfT), initially allocated to the scheme, to support cycle infrastructure within local communities and popular cycle locations.
Verna Bayliss, director of planning, transportation and engineering at Derby City Council, said: “We’re really excited to welcome Lime and their fleet of e-bikes to Derby. E-bikes are a brilliant alternative travel option, providing citizens with a clean, convenient and cheaper way to travel.
“The launch of the e-bike service takes us another step closer towards our goal to become Carbon Neutral by 2035 and provide citizens with a greater range of transport options. Our teams have worked closely with Lime to bring the e-bikes to key locations within the city whilst also making sure that they will be properly parked and used safely.”
As part of the Derby launch, Lime is supporting the Department for Transport’s ‘It’s Everyone’s Journey’ campaign, aimed at developing a more considerate and supportive travel environment.
Accordingly, Lime will place ‘Feel Good Parking’ stickers on the basket of its bikes in Derby, to encourage responsible parking behaviours.