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 will initially deploy new dockless bikes at partner business locations this month, and 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 full and part-time local hires.
“Dallas is a forward-thinking town that is at the intersection of sustainability and economic development,” said Toby Sun, CEO and co-founder of LimeBike. “By working closely with city leaders, community organizations, and local businesses, we plan on ramping up service quickly in order to provide commuters and cycling enthusiasts an empowering way to get around in Dallas. We have been extremely encouraged by the community support and reception we’ve had so far in Dallas.”
"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,” said City Council Member of District 11 Lee Kleinman who also chairs the Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee (MSIS). “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."
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.
"Downtown Dallas, Inc. has been exploring funding opportunities for operating a bike-share program on our own for years, and we are thrilled to work with innovative companies entering the market,” said CEO Kourtny Garrett. “They are successfully bringing new models that provide additional transportation and recreational options for Downtown and connected neighborhoods.”
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.
For more information, please visit www.limebike.com.
The LimeBike press kit can be found here.
For a video of LimeBike in action, click here.
LimeBike aims to revolutionize mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, LimeBike will dramatically improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Funded by Silicon Valley's leading VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, LimeBike is based in San Mateo, CA. Learn more at limebike.com.