Lime partners with SafeUP to foster safer city environments for women -Intelligent Transport
Lime, the global provider of shared electric vehicles, and SafeUP, a community safety network offering global solidarity for women, are partnering to help women to take control of their mobility and trajectory. The partnership will include free rides on Lime scooters, bikes and mopeds to SafeUP guardians.
SafeUP has 80,000 members around the world and launched their activity in the United States on 17 November 2021, alongside the partnership with Lime. SafeUP is a social network which enables women to use the SafeUP app when they feel unsafe; encounter any real or potential danger; and require support, guidance or physical assistance.
SafeUP strengthens the sense of security of women and girls in public spaces by ensuring that every woman feels safe by connecting them quickly and effectively with nearby trained women guardians. The Community Members of SafeUp know that there are always other women looking after them and are immediately available if required. Now, the availability of SafeUP guardians will be increased by Lime’s mobility solution.
A SafeUP guardian is a woman who has undergone the SafeUP training process: when a SafeUP community member feels insecure, she can open her app to see the countless number of guardians in her area that are available to assist where necessary via telephone, video or by physical accompaniment. The app will connect the community member to two to three of the nearest available women guardians, who will escort and support the community member in need.