Since November, over 4,000 neon bicycles are on the streets of Scottsdale and throughout Arcadia.
LimeBike is a dockless bike-share program. Bike-share programs have become increasingly popular in cities around the world. LimeBike says they work closely with college campuses, local businesses, and corporations to design a custom bike-share program that truly benefits the community.
Here’s how it works: riders download the bike share company’s app, add their credit card information, scan the code on the bike, and then cruise off.
Bikes can be found easily through the LimeBike app, but bikes are most often found near parks, government buildings, employment hubs, bus stops, residences, and other places around the city.
The bright green bikes are equipped with GPS, wireless technology and self-activating locks. Once you have your code you simply scan a code on the bike with the app and it unlocks. When done, park it and shut the lock on the back wheel. After completing a ride, the app provides users with a trip summary.
When bikes become concentrated in one place over time, a mobile ops team will re-balance the bikes throughout the city.
LimeBike has various programs that aim to make bike share accessible, affordable, and equitable for all.