Lime – the world’s largest shared electric scooter and bike company, has launched its ‘Lime Parking Wardens’ program to improve vehicle parking in streets across Melbourne. The Australian- first program will reward Lime e-scooter and e-bike riders who park responsibly with a time off their next ride.
As part of Lime’s commitment to safe and considerate parking, parking wardens will be stationed near high-traffic areas, including Southbank, through the Hoddle Grid and in and around the MCG. They’ll congratulate riders who park respectfully with ‘Good Parking Notices’ to incentivise continued responsible parking.
Four lucky riders will also receive a ‘Green Ticket’ that includes a $200 voucher to Melbourne’s leading plant-based restaurant, Smith + Daughters, in a show of support for local and sustainable businesses across the city.
As well as acknowledging respectful e-scooter/e-bike parking practices, the ‘Good Parking Notices’ initiative aims to help educate – or remind – riders on what constitutes considerate parking, such as:
- parking neatly on the kerbside of the footpath
- avoiding parking against buildings
- not parking in car spaces
- avoiding parking near entrances, exits and crossings and don’t lean scooters or bikes against buildings
- considering whether wheelchair users can get past your parked e-bike or e-scooter
To further help ensure its e-scooters and e-bikes are parked responsibly, Lime has a number of other measures in place, including: an end-of-trip photo that is monitored by a local team; issuing $50 fines to those who mis-park and banning repeat offenders from using its service; and rapidly (i.e. within an hour) removing any vehicles reported as parked inconsiderately.
To report the inconsiderate parking of an e-bike or e-scooter, users and members of the public should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lime’s ridership continues to grow in Melbourne, with the program accumulating over three million rides since operations began in 2018. For more information about Lime’s offering in Melbourne as well as safety tips, go to li.me/en-au/locations/melbourne