LimeBike, the nation’s leading dockless bike-sharing service, today announced the launch of its dockless bike share program in Washington, D.C. LimeBike's launch coincides with the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) pilot program which runs from late September through April 2018. This is LimeBike's 9th city launch.
"Bikes have always been a part of Imperial Beach culture. As the first Southern California town to partner with LimeBike on a launch, Imperial Beach will offer locals and tourists more options for mobility along the beach and around town through dockless bike sharing. The bikeshare service is part of Imperial Beach’s mission to provide more accessible, affordable, and greener transportation alternatives to our community." - Imperial Beach Mayor Mayor Serge Dedina
Expanding on the popular Capital BikeShare service, LimeBike will work collaboratively with city officials and key stakeholders on the permit process, providing more sustainable transportation options throughout the four wards. Once approved, we hope to further collaborate with our community partners to roll out a comprehensive equity program that makes bikeshare truly affordable, accessible and equitable for all DC residents! - Toby Sun
LimeBike, is offering Hurricane Harvey evacuees who are staying in Dallas access to its bikes for free. People can use the promo code “LimeRelief” to receive free access to the bikes now through September 21. LimeBike is also adding additional bikes near the Dallas Convention Center’s mega-shelter and other places where evacuees are staying.
We just launched Android v1.8.1 and iOS v1.9.2. Check out the new features!
Please remember these tips:
- Keep the bike unlocked
- Our bikes need to stay in Seattle
- No more than 4 total bikes per car on Link light rail
- LimeBike can’t be secured safely on the bus racks because of the front basket. Please don’t load it backwards. Remember to wear your helmet.
Thank you, Seattle!
Cash only? Not a problem.
Stop by our Seattle HQ at 3625 Interlake Ave N any day of the week between 8am and 4:30pm for the cash-only option, and we’ll unlock a bike, and send you on your way. When your ride is finished, leave it wherever you end. There is no need to return it to our HQ. Just be sure to park the bike in an appropriate area and slide the lock closed.
This is just the start of our extended offerings to ensure that bike share is accessible for all. We will replicate this program in all of our markets as well.
Ride on! Thank you for your support.
We are proud to donate our first month’s local ridership revenue to the community at the annual Back to School Summer Jam this past weekend. The event was hosted by the Key Biscayne Police Chief, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, and the Miami Children’s Initiative. Pictured are the Summer Jam guests, Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press, and Council Member Katie Petros
Say NO to rogue bikeshare operators. What ruins it for all is when there are irresponsible players in the field. They give all of us a bad name. We've seen this behavior in San Francisco, Austin, San Diego, and recently New York City. This kind of rogue behavior hinders on innovation and slows down progress. In the end, consumers lose.
We at LimeBike, the country’s leading dockless bike share company, favor collaboration with our city partners over lawless, rogue operations. We do not "dump and go" and leave the city in a state of confusion. We collaborate. Period.
“As a City Council, a big priority for us is to address the transportation and parking problems that are plaguing the entire Bay Area. We realize we need to get creative and one of the ways is looking at alternate forms of transportation, such as LimeBike,” says South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta.
LimeBike has been working closely with area businesses and local public transit authority to integrate the program in the most effective way which can best serve the community. LimeBike has already deployed 300 bikes in South San Francisco, aiming to provide community members and commuters with a new mobility option. Locals can use the code "LimeSSF" and receive 10 free rides!
We listened to our LimeBike riders and have incorporated their top recommendation- a new cellphone mount on all of our new LimeBikes. We will be updating our existing fleet with this new feature as well. The new mounts are compatible to all smartphones, allowing riders to view navigation apps while riding LimeBike. We are currently working on other improvements as well including extended seat post. We are also introducing new pricing with LimePrime... and our special limited edition LimeBike Seattle helmets! Read on...
"This is an exciting time for Dallas to be on the leading edge of urban mobility as LimeBike is seeing the potential of our city as a prime location to launch their dockless bike-sharing program. At no cost to the city, this is a win-win for Dallas: we will improve the quality of life by providing residents an innovative transportation alternative while reducing motorized street traffic. I look forward to working with the council and staff to make this virtually unregulated program a success." - City Council Member of District 11 Lee Kleinman, Chair of the Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee (MSIS).
What an exhilarating weekend for LimeBike!
We held our inaugural LimeRide and it was a terrific success.
LimeBike is designed to help people to get from Point A to Point B. We also want to make it even easier for locals to shop locally. We had some amazing data for this weekend.
t's been just over two days since we deployed 500 bikes on Seattle's streets, and we'd like to share some exciting data:
- More than 2,000 rides
- More than 1,000 first-time riders
- On average, riders use the bikes twice a day
- On average, the riding distance is 2.6 miles, or about 14 minutes of riding time
- We are ranked top 100 travel apps, #81
Join us on Thursday, 7/27 anytime between 8:30AM to 10AM as we celebrate our launch with an official Unlocking Ceremony at Westlake Park or participate in our inaugural LimeRide on Saturday, 7/29, starting at 12PM at Gas Works Park. Thank you, Seattle for your excite and support. #BikeShare #LimeBike
LimeBike is a small California-based company. We require zero taxpayers’ dollars. Through our service, we generate tax revenue that goes back the Tahoe community. In addition, we’ve hired local full-time community representatives like Steven and Ricky, born and raised right here in the region, who are always educating riders about bike parking, safety, and monitoring any irregularities. Riders are also instructed to park at bike racks or at areas where it is not obstructing pedestrian walkway or traffic. Finally, we have a 24/7 customer support line that provides the public with immediate assistance or addresses concerns.
The Lime Business Network allows us to integrate with the communities we serve in an environmentally-conscious and collaborative way. With leaders such as WeWork, New Tech Northwest, Galvanize, zulily, EnergySavvy, and many other companies coming on board, we’re able to serve an industrious segment of Seattle’s population, helping to transform urban mobility radically and responsibly.
LimeBike was “built for Seattle”, and is set to offer bikes that are specifically designed for the city’s hilly terrain and weather, including multi-gears and sealed brakes as well as smart features like GPS, self-locking mechanisms, anti-theft alarms and dockless parking.
For the last century, we haven’t seen a truly transformative change to urban mobility in our nation’s cities. By pairing modern technology with something as age-old as the bike, that’s all about to change.
The advance of on-demand, electric and self-driving cars are all car-based mobility enhancements. But what if a better solution for the majority of our daily trips didn’t come on four wheels, but two instead?
San Francisco, California—March 15, 2017— Bay Area-based LimeBike announced today that it has raised Series A $12M in funding, to revolutionize urban and campus mobility. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from IDG, DCM, Seven Seas and others. Andreessen Horowitz’s General Partner Jeff Jordan is joining LimeBike’s Board of Directors.