Squamish Nation Establishes Historic Partnership with Lime, Pioneering Indigenous Mobility Solutions Globally

Squamish Territory, BC (June 7, 2024) – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Lime, marking the first agreement between a shared micromobility operator and First Nation in Canada. This transformative collaboration signifies Lime’s commitment to fostering inclusive transportation access and community-driven solutions.

Lime will provide critical transportation services to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members by deploying its fleet of electric bikes and providing dedicated parking locations in community and nearby areas, offering convenient and eco-friendly mobility options within the community and surrounding areas. As part of Lime’s commitment to accessibility, all Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members will have access to the Lime Access program, which offers discounted pricing to ensure affordability and inclusivity for riders.

Recognizing the unique mobility challenges faced by First Nation communities, Lime is dedicated to addressing these needs through innovative partnerships and initiatives. The partnership with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw exemplifies Lime’s mission to prioritise accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement.

To facilitate this effort, Lime will be affixing stickers on all its vehicles, reminding riders of the importance of sidewalk accessibility and the impact of blocked pathways on individuals with disabilities. Additionally, Lime will be reaching out to riders to further educate and encourage responsible riding behaviour. Through these efforts, Lime aims to raise awareness about the need for sidewalk accessibility and foster a community-wide commitment to creating a safer and more inclusive environment for everyone.

“We are honoured to partner with Squamish Nation on this historic agreement, which represents a significant step forward in advancing mobility solutions for Indigenous communities in Canada. Lime is committed to working hand-in-hand with Squamish Nation to address transportation challenges and create positive impact.” said Sonia Kandola, Director of Government Relations at Lime.

“Improving transportation options for both our citizens and community has long been a priority for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw. And like other communities, the Nation is eager to support sustainable methods of transportation that will benefit current and future generations. We look forward to what we feel will be a long and positive partnership with Lime,” said Sxwixwtn, Wilson Williams, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Spokesperson and Council Member.

Lime remains dedicated to promoting sustainable and accessible transportation options, for all while prioritising the safety and well-being of all community members. Through initiatives like this, Lime continues to demonstrate its commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable urban environment.

Lime provides shared e-bikes and e-scooters in 280 cities in nearly 30 countries as it continues its mission to decarbonize transportation globally and serve as an alternative to car trips. Lime currently operates shared electric vehicles in Richmond, Coquitlam, the North Shore, and Kelowna and is proud to see ridership continue to grow in each of these markets. Lime will continue to look for creative ways to deepen its roots in the community, encourage safe riding and proper parking, and build on the success of the shared e-scooter and e-bike systems in metro Vancouver so far.

Lime Contact: Jacob Tugendrajch jacob.tugendrajch@li.me | 917-544-1479
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Contact: media@squamish.net

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (also known as the Squamish Nation) is a unity of the Squamish Peoples with an uplifting culture, rich history, and exciting future. The Nation is an innovative Indigenous government that uses its resources to provide, guide, and protect the Squamish territory and people. The Squamish People continue to reside in the area now described as the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The largest proportion live in several urban reserve communities in the present-day cities of Vancouver, North and West Vancouver and the municipality of Squamish, BC. Over 47 per cent of the nearly 4100 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members live on-reserve, and membership is determined by guidelines set out in the Nation’s Membership Code. The Nation has never ceded or surrendered title to its lands, rights to its resources, or the power to make decisions within its territory. Learn more at squamish.net/about-our-nation.

Lime’s mission is to build a future where transportation is shared, electric and carbon-free. As a leading global provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes and scooters to serve any trip under five miles. A Time Magazine 100 Most Influential Companies and Fast Company Brand that Matters, Lime has powered more than 550 million rides in more than 280 cities across five continents, spurring a new generation of clean alternatives to car ownership. Learn more at li.me.