California based Lime Scooters is planning to release a small fleet of e-scooters in Waterloo, Ontario. This will be the startup’s first scooter-share pilot program in Canada.
Lime is a dockless bike and scooter company that has partnered with the University of Waterloo to facilitate the launch. Lime’s scooters will be the first of any startup-owned e-scooters to enter the pavement in Canada.
“Over the past several months, we have spent time in Waterloo to understand how our Lime-S e-scooters can help this progressive city reach its smart transportation goals,” Lime’s vice president of strategic development Andrew Savage said.
“We are committed to meeting the unique needs of cities across Canada and are excited to continue expanding our global footprint.”
Prior to this, the company launched its dockless bikes in Europe, specifically Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. It is currently active in 100 markets across seven, soon-to-be-eight, countries. It will be interesting to see how the scooters are received in Waterloo.