Lime has announced its partnership with Austin Street Center as a Lime Hero recipient. In August 2018, Lime launched Lime Hero, which allows riders to opt into a donation program where a portion of their ride fare will go to a local nonprofit organization. Lime Hero is the first of its kind in the micromobility industry and has the potential to make a significant and powerful impact by raising awareness of nonprofit organizations. Several cities, including Austin, have launched Lime Hero. On the heels of this announcement, Lime has hit a record 2 million rides in Dallas.
Nick Barber, Lime’s general manager, Northern Texas, said, “At Lime, we see our success tied to the successes of the cities where we live and work, so Lime Hero is a way to connect our riders to the community. Austin Street Center has been doing remarkable work for more than 35 years addressing the needs of Dallas’ homeless, and we are inviting our riders to donate to be a hero for others.”
Daniel Roby, Chief Executive Officer at Austin Street Center, further shared, “Austin Street Center is delighted to have established such a wonderful and meaningful partnership with Lime and is honored to have been selected as a Lime Hero. Every donation received through this partnership, no matter the amount, will help us provide and care for Dallas’ most vulnerable citizens.”
In 2018 alone, Austin Street Center served more than 3,000 unduplicated clients, a sharp increase by almost 200 percent from 2015. Austin Street Center works tirelessly toward its ultimate goal of every man and woman gaining their independence and finding a place of their own to call home. Over the past three years, Dallas’ unsheltered homeless population has grown more than 260 percent, and this trend is expected to continue.
Lime is catalyzing a shift in urban mobility by empowering riders with affordable, sustainable shared transportation options that reach every neighborhood. By partnering with local communities to deploy fleets of free-floating bikes, e-bikes and electric scooters, Lime makes active transportation more convenient and equitable for residents and visitors, while helping cities fight car congestion. Lime operates in over 100 communities around the globe, offering industry-leading data transparency and Lime Access discounts for disadvantaged communities. Learn more at www.li.me.
About Austin Street Center:
Since inception more than 35 years ago, Austin Street Center has been at the forefront, helping those across Dallas who need us the most—individuals who are experiencing homelessness. As one of Dallas’ largest, low-barrier homeless shelters, Austin Street serves about 400 of the most vulnerable homeless population nightly: women, ages 18 and older, and men, ages 45 and older. Austin Street Center provides these individuals with shelter, nutritious meals, basic needs, hope, and the necessary support and resources to help them transition out of homelessness and into a home of their own. More information can be found at https://www.austinstreet.org/.