The the world’s largest shared e-bike and scooter provider , has announced the launch of its 12 month shared e-bike pilot in Castlebar. The scheme will be delivered in partnership with Mayo County Council, and will see up to 100 bikes available for hire in virtual parking bays across the town.
Castlebar is the first Irish town to welcome Lime’s shared e-bikes, marking the company’s official launch here. Ireland is the 36th country Lime has launched vehicles globally, with the provider operating services in 250+ cities around the world. It is the only provider serving all major European capitals including London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome, as well as major US cities such as New York and Washington DC.
The launch is part of Lime’s commitment to invest €10 million in its Irish operations, which it made last year with a view to launch e-bike and e-scooter sharing schemes in towns and cities across the country. Lime hopes to launch its e-scooter sharing service in Ireland next year following delays in the introduction of legislation and regulations for e-scooters.
Speaking about the launch, Hal Stevenson, Senior Public Affairs Manager for Lime in Ireland said: “We are delighted to be launching our first service in Ireland. We look forward to working with Mayo County Council to offer Castlebar residents and visitors a safe and sustainable way to travel around the town.”
“This service will be designed to demonstrate the positive impact shared micromobility schemes can deliver in Irish towns and cities. We can’t wait to get started in Castlebar and to continue our expansion across Ireland.”