FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cascade Bicycle Club Nets $10,000 in 6 Months as Lime Hero
Safe streets advocates benefit from Lime collaboration and Seattle riders’ generosity
SEATTLE, Wa. – April 29, 2019 – Cascade’s efforts to #ConnectSeattle and bring better safe infrastructure to the Puget Sound got a boost from a six-month-old Lime program and the generosity of Seattle residents. Through Lime Hero, Seattle-area Lime users can donate to an important cause every time they ride.
Over 5,000 users have signed up to donate by rounding up their trip fee to the next dollar every time they ride on any one of Lime’s 5,000 Seattle-area e-bikes. The program has raised $10,000 in six months to benefit Cascade's nonprofit programs and services.
“If we are going to get people out of cars to use clean, congestion-free transportation, we have to make sure they have safe infrastructure to do it on,” says Jonathan Hopkins, Strategic Development Director for the Northwest. “That’s why Cascade made so much sense as one of our Lime Hero partners. Bike lanes are no different than sidewalks. If our parents, grandparents and kids don’t feel safe riding on them, then there is more that we should be doing.”
“Our partnership with Lime has been a tremendous success,” said Richard Smith, the executive director of Cascade Bicycle Club. “As we continue to work with Lime to build a safer city and region, we hope more companies will come forward to collaborate to make our streets the safest and greenest in the country.”
Since Lime Hero launched in Seattle, Austin and Washington, DC, the program has expanded to dozens of other cities, including Tacoma.
Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and campuses by empowering people with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-scooters and bikes that are 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. Since the company's first launch in June 2017, the company has expanded internationally to five continents, and deployed electric scooters, electric-assist bikes, and their standard pedal bike. Lime is currently in over 100 cities, and users have taken over 34 million rides.
About Cascade Bicycle Club
Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by over 15,000 members and 36 staff and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Learn more at cascade.org.
Jonathan Hopkins, Lime
Diana Bryant, Cascade Bicycle Club