In the six weeks before scooters launched in Seattle, e-bike ridership averaged about 1,843 riders per week, according to Lime. But in the six weeks after Lime launched scooters in Seattle, average weekly e-bike riders grew to 2,655.
However — as with everything in 2020 — the trend is complicated by COVID-19. The six-week period after scooters launched in Seattle in mid-September coincided with a dip in new daily coronavirus cases in the Seattle region. With some restrictions lifted, many Seattleites began moving around the city more than they did earlier in the year.