Lime, the operator of Richmond's electric scooter sharing program, announced today a new discount program to support frontline workers in Richmond and the rest of B.C.
The company will offer all staff members at each of the health authorities in the province a 30 per cent discount on all rides. The healthcare organizations included in this program are Fraser Health, Interior Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, and Vancouver Coastal Health.
“Lime takes pride in connecting people to their communities and giving back to the cities that allow us to operate. We are always looking for new ways to deepen our roots in our local communities and we are thrilled to announce this groundbreaking partnership that will serve tens of thousands of frontline workers throughout B.C.," said Sonia Kandola, director of government relations from Lime.
"We look forward to continuing to find ways to make it easier for frontline workers and for all our neighbors to get around Metro Vancouver,”
Since Lime launched in B.C. with shared electric vehicles in Richmond, Kelowna, Coquitlam, and North Vancouver, more than 250,000 riders have taken more than 1.2 million trips on Lime e-bikes and e-scooters, travelling more than 2.5 million kilometers, according to the company.
By shifting trips away from cars, Lime riders have helped keep an estimated 300,000 car trips off the road, saving carbon emissions and gas, added Lime.