LIMEBIKE PLANS TO LAUNCH NEW BIKE-SHARING PROGRAM IN DALLAS AS ITS 6TH MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA
Deposit-free, dockless smart bikes will be available with future deployments in September
DALLAS (AUGUST 3, 2017) - The nation’s leading dockless bike-sharing service, LimeBike, announced today that it will be providing Dallas citizens an easy, environmentally-friendly alternative for getting around the City. LimeBike looks forward to working closely with city officials and key stakeholders on broader rules to allow the company to expand its fleet available throughout the community.
The bikes require no deposit fees to use a bike and LimeBike's pay-as-you-go rides cost just $1.00, or 50 cents for students, for 30-minutes.
The company will headquarter a local operations and maintenance team to support the program, which for a city the size of Dallas will require dozens of fulltime and part-time local hires.
Dallas will be LimeBike’s first entry into Texas, and the 6th market in the US. After LimeBike's recent successful launch in Seattle with over 10,000 rides recorded in the first week, LimeBike is ready to provide its bike-sharing program to Dallas. The company has been working closely with Dallas’ key stakeholders for the last several months in anticipation of serving the community. LimeBike became the nation's leading dockless bike-sharing service provider by always working collaboratively with city officials and the local community.
The City Council MSIS Committee will hold a briefing on Monday, August 14, to consider how bike-sharing program can support Dallas’ mobility priorities.
All bright green LimeBikes are GPS and 3G-enabled, making it simple for riders to find, unlock and pick up a nearby bike using the iOS or Android smartphone app. When their ride is finished, riders simply lock the bike's back wheel and responsibly park between the pedestrian-designated sidewalk and the street curb, or at a bike rack.
LimeBike is the first dockless smart bike share in North America, currently operating in South Bend, Indiana; Seattle, Washington; Greensboro, North Carolina; Key Biscayne, Florida; South Lake Tahoe, California; and with other states to follow.