You can get FREE e-scooter rides to Salford polling stations on General Election day

It's part of Lime's initiative aiming to combat common barriers to voting.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 2nd July 2024

Salford residents who are heading to the polls this Thursday can make the most of free e-scooter rides.

With the General Election literally just a few days away now, and millions of people nationwide preparing to cast their all-important vote in what could be a historic political event, anyone who lives in Salford will be able to get themselves to their assigned polling station and back, all without having to pay a single penny.

That’s because Lime, which is the Greater Manchester city’s provider of shared e-scooters, has announced that it’s offering two free 15-minute rides on its vehicles this Thursday (4 July).

The initiative is part of its ‘Lime to the Polls’ programme – which initially launched back in 2018 – being run to support the national ‘Give an X’ youth campaign run by Shape History, #iWillMovement, and My Life My Say.

It comes after it was found that, shockingly, one in three young people in England are not registered to vote, and almost half (44%) of those aged 18-34 believe their vote won’t make a difference.


The initiative is aiming to combat common barriers to voting – such as the cost of travel, or lack of car ownership, by providing riders with access to a complimentary mode of transport. 

It’s part of Lime’s initiative aiming to combat common barriers to voting / Credit:

On Election Day this Thursday, both new and existing riders in Salford will be able to redeem two free 15-minute rides in the Lime App, and all they’ll have to do is use the promotional code: UKELECTION2024.


Alice Pleasant, who is the Public Affairs Manager at Lime UKI, says access to “affordable and convenient” transport options should “never be a barrier to voting”.

“Lime is delighted to be providing voters with free transport options to get to the voting booths,” she added.

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“We’re proud to play our part in enabling Lime riders to get to the polls and participate in the upcoming General Election through our Lime to the Polls programme with the ‘Give an X’ campaign.”

Featured Image – Lime UKI