Cycling, skating and rollerblading are hip, healthy, and good for the polar bears. More and more people are taking a ride on wheels every day, getting around, going to work or just for recreation. Just the same, many cities are feeling these modes of transport and are busy launching all sorts of initiatives to support them.
Cape Town’s environmental consciousness is growing, with new eco-solutions and startups on the rise every day. But one thing the Mother City could seriously improve on is the unsustainable influx of vehicles in the city and even the surrounding suburbs. If you live in the heart of Cape Town, driving a car every day / all day doesnt make much sense anymore, not in terms of space, efficiency and conservation. I’m not saying you shouldn’t own a car, but you should be using it a lot less and for so many valid reasons.
A new transportation service offering electric scooters and bikes will be launching in Cape Town next year and will allow locals the chance to move throughout their day alfresco and with zero carbon footprint.
Lime, will be launching their electric fleet throughout the Mother City in early 2020 as well as the Lime app. Vehicles will be available to rent from various privately owned locations across Cape Town. The app will serve as a locator and payment portal, where users can hire rental bikes and scooters and easily locate the nearest and safe pick up/drop off point.
Our mission is to improve urban living through sustainable, affordable transportation, and we’re looking forward to extending meaningful mobility access and reduced carbon emissions to South Africans living in and travelling to Cape Town.”- Wayne Ting, Global Head of Operations and Strategy
Lime will offer dock-free rental bikes, e-assist bikes and electric scooters. All vehicles are fitted with trackers and users will need to use the app to scan a vehicle’s bar code to unlock it, pay for it and lock it again when it’s dropped off. Lime’s service will initially be restricted to Cape Town CBD. Read more on the latest local news right here.