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Calgary's newest bike-share seeing green due to high demand

Last Updated Jan 27, 2019 at 11:59 am MDT

Lime e-assist bikes sit in the snow along Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary. The bike sharing service began operating in the city in November. (Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgarians have been hitting the road more than ever on two wheels, according to new numbers from Lime Calgary.

The bike-sharing service hit Calgary streets three months ago and when the city last looked, they had calculated at least 20,000 rides.

Lime is pleased with how well Calgarians have responded to the program.

“Any city frankly across Canada, Calgary included, that wants to encourage active shared modes of environmentally sustainable transportation and bike, or frankly an electric kick scooter or stand scooter meets those requirements and people are embracing that,” said Senior Director of Strategic Development, Chris Schafer.

Lime launched its initial fleet in the city with 375 bikes.