Micromobility operator Lime will open a pop-up community hub in London, in the hopes of meeting new and existing e-scooter and e-bike riders.
Opening on Thursday 8th September and running until Sunday 18th September at St James’ Park Station in central London, the Lime pop-up location will let Londoners meet the local Lime team, learn more about the brand’s services, and complete safety training to win prizes.
Georgia Corr, public policy manager at Lime said: “Lime loves London and we’re proud to have been offering sustainable transport options here for the last four years. We can’t wait to meet some of our riders – old and new – in person this week, as well as introduce ourselves to Londoners that might not have ridden Lime before.
“The opening of our Lime & Learn Community Hub in London is a world first for Lime, and follows a summer of significant growth for the business here. At a time when we face an air quality crisis in the capital and a global climate emergency, the volume of people we’re seeing travelling by e-bike and e-scooter in London is hugely positive. We have a whole host of fun activities on offer that everyone can get involved in to celebrate.”
Lime will be hosting free activities, including a helmet customisation workshop, bike repairs with Lime mechanics, and first ride e-scooter training.
Lime is also bringing back its Helmet Hair Salon in partnership with hairdressers Blue Tit, and will be hosting a private panel discussion on how to build a more inclusive micromobility service in London – moderated by broadcaster, author and disability advocate, Samantha Renke.
As part of the pop-up, Lime will be hosting a private panel event on Wednesday 14th September called Breaking down barriers: how to make London’s micromobility services more inclusive for everyone. Moderated by Samantha Renke – broadcaster, author and disability advocate – Alan Clarke, senior director of public policy at Lime, Isabelle Clement MBE, director at Wheels for Wellbeing, and Simon Munk, campaigns manager at London Cycling Campaign, will discuss how operators, local councils and stakeholders can work together to make micromobility services more inclusive for everyone sharing London’s streets.
London Cycling Campaign will also join Lime in its Community Hub on Wednesday 14th September, and Wheels for Wellbeing on Thursday 15th September – where members of the public will be able to come and meet their teams and learn more about the charity organisations.
The hub will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.