At LimeBike, we welcome competition. It drives us to innovate and provide the best product and experience for our riders and cities.
However, what ruins it for all is when there are irresponsible players in the field. We've seen "rogue" behavior in San Francisco, Austin, San Diego, and recently New York City. This kind of behavior hinders innovation and slows down progress. Irresponsible players who “go rogue” by dumping their bikes in the streets without the permission of city officials give the entire bike sharing industry a bad name.
In the end, consumers lose.
As the country’s leading dockless bike share company, we at LimeBike favor collaboration with our city partners over lawless, rogue operations. We do not "dump and go," which leaves the city in a state of confusion. The fact is, bike sharing if done right, needs to be woven into the fabric of a community's transportation plan to enhance existing mobility options. That’s why we always work closely with key stakeholders, community leaders, and transportation authorities to ensure that LimeBike is part of their urban mobility solution, and not part of their headache.
We've quickly become the country's leading and fastest-growing dockless bike share provider across seven U.S. cities and five campuses by taking this collaborative approach.
We always take the necessary time to study the local transportation needs with our partners, identifying ways that LimeBike can best serve the community. In addition, we conduct extensive outreach to local retailers to explore ways LimeBike can promote their business. Finally, because dockless bikeshare is a new concept, we always hire local people for our on-the-ground operations and maintenance teams who are also responsible for educatinge riders on bike safety in our new markets.
It’s this collaborative approach that has led to LimeBike to successfully roll out programs in the following cities and campuses:
- Dallas, TX
- Greensboro, NC
- Key Biscayne, FL
- Seattle, WA
- South Bend, IN
- South Lake Tahoe, CA
- South San Francisco, CA
- Holy Cross College
- Notre Dame University
- St. Mary's College
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- University of Washington
Now, we are in the final stages of discussion with more than a dozen new cities and universities. And in the past few months, we have had ongoing conversations with key stakeholders in New York City, working hard on outreach to local community and business partners. As always, we're taking a collaborative approach to ensure that LimeBike has a customized deployment plan that fits NYC’s needs, and we're looking forward to serving the Big Apple soon.
There is an enormous opportunity to harness innovation and for dockless bike sharing to improve urban mobility more so than existing solutions. Dockless bike sharing is more convenient, fun, and accessible to all. To effectively serve the public, there is nothing more important than working hand-in-hand with city leaders.
We are proud of our hard work and track record. LimeBike looks forward to our many partnerships ahead.
Examples of LimeBike & Local Partnerships
Tahoe Embraces New BikeShare, Capital Public Radio 8/10/2017
New Bike Share Company 'Limebike' Rolls Into Bay Area, KCBS TV 8/8/2017
South Bend Launches Bike Sharing, Inside Indiana 7/10/2017
LimeBike is bringing bike-sharing to the masses via business partnerships, VentureBeat 7/7/2017