Electric scooter company Lime has announced that it will offer free rides to voters heading to the polls on Sunday in cities across Europe, in a move meant to promote participation in the upcoming European Parliament election.
The initiative, the result of a partnership between the American e-scooter rental company and the European Parliament, will benefit all European Union citizens living in a city where Lime is operating.
Voters will be able to get their free ride to the polls through Lime’s smartphone application, where a promotional code will be shared on the morning of May 26.
In Belgium, the promotion will be available from 6:00 AM until 21:00.
While voting in Belgium is obligatory, it is not the case in other member states, some of which have registered high-abstention numbers in past European elections, as is the case in France.
Riders are encouraged to follow security guidelines when using the scooters, as the promotional day-pass will also offer to rent a free helmet.
With hundreds of thousands of users in EU capitals like Brussels and Paris, it remains to be seen whether voters will go along for the ride this Sunday.