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Poll: North Shore resident approve of lime bikes (though most haven’t ridden one)

Have you taken one for a spin yet?
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West Vancouver community relations liaison Natalie Roizman checks out the Lime Bike grove at the entrance to Ambleside Park, July 25, 2022.

North Shore residents, by and large, don't seem to mind a slice of Lime.

A year after the Lime e-bike sharing program launched in North Vancouver, North Shore residents overwhelmingly approve of their addition to the local transportation scene (even though most of us have yet to go for a spin).

North Shore News polled 1,223 readers and asked the question: What is your opinion of Lime Bikes on the North Shore?

The poll ran from July 27 to Aug. 5. Of the 1,223 votes, we can determine that 559 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

I like them. They are a fun way to get around without a car. 10.73 % local, 11.20 % total    
I have not used them but I like that they are there for people to use. 57.42 % local, 56.75 % total    
I don't pay any attention to them. 12.88 % local, 12.76 % total    
I don't like them at all. They are a nuisance and we should get rid of them. 18.96 % local, 19.30 % total    
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According to the company, which has now expanded into West Vancouver, about 11,000 people have taken almost 54,000 trips since the pilot launch here, for a total of nearly 110,000 kilometres ridden on the North Shore. Lime calculates that as the equivalent of 13,000 car trips, that would have burned 2,500 litres of gas and emitted six metric tonnes of carbon.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.79%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.