Several e-bike share schemes have been offering free rides to NHS workers and others during lockdown
E-bike and e-scooter hire firm Lime UK has extended its free ride offer to teachers and other key workers. The firm’s Lime Aid scheme will be available in London, Milton Keynes and Salford over the course of the latest lockdown.
FE News reports that Lime Aid was launched in the UK in October 2020 – but initially only for NHS and emergency service workers.
However, the e-bike-share firm is now opening its offer up to a wider group in acknowledgement of the role played by other essential workers in the ongoing fight against the pandemic.
Ilona Lartigue, Lime’s Head of Communication in Europe, said: “We’re proud to expand our industry-leading ‘Lime Aid’ scheme as a massive thank you to all teachers in the towns and cities across the UK where we operate. Lime is committed to delivering sustainable, safe, socially-distanced mobility for those playing a central role in our fight against the pandemic.”
Alongside this, the firm will continue to run its ‘Lime Access’ scheme, which offers discounted rides for those on low incomes.
E-scooter operator Voi has been running a similar scheme, making all rides free for Emergency Service workers and NHS staff.
Voi also offers discount passes for students and university staff (Voi 4 Students) and also for those on low incomes (Voi 4 All).