Hoboken Scooter Program Rolls Past 21,500 Rides in First Week, Hitting Global High for Lime over Three Day Period
Hoboken, NJ – Lime’s dock-free electric scooter program is off to a fast start in Hoboken. In its first week after rolling out on May 20, more than 10,300 riders took more than 21,500 rides on Lime scooters. Significantly, over a three day period in this first week, Hoboken had the highest ridership of any of Lime’s markets around the world, highlighting the demand for a new and easy sustainable, first-and-last mile transportation option.
“Lime is already a go-to transportation option after Hoboken residents and visitors took more than 21,000 trips on our scooters in just one week. Our Hoboken ridership was higher than any other city in the world where we operate, showing how popular and needed the program is,” said Phil Jones, Senior Director of East Coast Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships at Lime. “Lime’s mobile solution is the right fit for Hoboken because it’s affordable, reliable, and convenient– and this first week exceeded our high expectations. We will continue to work with the City of Hoboken and other governments across the Tri-State area to improve transportation options for all.”
Lime, the City of Hoboken, and Hoboken Police Department are working closely together on educating riders on how to ride scooters safely and properly.
“As an entrepreneur and a resident of Hoboken, I am thrilled to see Lime scooters recent addition to our vibrant city. Electric scooters add to the Mile Square City’s fast, energy-efficient and convenient transportation options. Not to mention these scooters make a great last & first mile delivery and commuting alternative. I’m also doing my part to help keep the scooters running, as a Lime Juicer — gathering scooters with low-batteries with my two sons, charging them, and redeploying in my neighborhood,” said Preston Junger, Hoboken Resident & Business Owner and Former Head of Partnerships at Yelp.
Former Mayor of Hoboken Dawn Zimmer tweeted out, “Just took a lime scooter ride on waterfront bike lane. Wow! Fantastic new way to get around Hoboken! Nice work @CityofHoboken & @RaviBhalla”
As Hoboken residents continue to quickly take up scooters, the New York legislature is currently considering legislation that would legalize electric bikes and scooters and allow local governments to regulate their use. The NY Senate will hold a hearing this Friday, June 7th at 10:00 AM at the Flushing Townhall in Queens, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354.
Hoboken Lime stats
In its first week Lime scooters hit global highs for the company, highlighting the pent up demand for scooters in Hoboken and the greater New York metro region. In its first week, Lime in Hoboken had:
21,500+ completed trips
10,300+ unique riders
Highest per scooter usage in the world last week
8 min median trip
0.8 mi median trip distance
15,300+ miles of driving avoided
650+ gallons of gas saved
Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a multimodal smart mobility fleet enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime will dramatically improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Funded by Silicon Valley’s leading VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Lime is based in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at li.me.