LimeBike Launching Pilot Program in Dublin
LimeBike, the dockless bike share company that has been exploring a summertime launch in Columbus, will be coming to Dublin even sooner. Starting on Saturday, 100 of the brightly colored bikes will be placed around the city and will be available for users to rent.
The roll-out is scheduled to coincide with the city’s Bike Month Kickoff Event, which will take place from noon – 3 p.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
“We’re excited to kick-off National Bike Month with LimeBike’s first launch in the State of Ohio,” said Todd O’Boyle, LimeBike Director of Strategic Development, in statement. “We hope our launch in Dublin activates a region-wide effort to increase and expand accessibility to affordable, sustainable mobility options in Central Ohio.”
The plan is to gradually expand the 100-bike pilot project into a fleet of 250 bicycles. Users can find, unlock and rent the bikes using a smart phone app, with rates that start at $1 for a half hour of riding.
“We are dedicated to maintaining and improving our status as a bicycle friendly community here in Dublin,” said Assistant City Manager Michelle Crandall. “Bike share programs are emerging as a convenient and popular option in cities around the world, and we’re excited that it will now be available for those who live, work and visit Dublin.”
Rules for where LimeBikes can be left when riders are done with a trip vary from city to city. Guidelines posted to Dublin’s website state that the bikes will need to be left “in a designated parking area such as a bike rack or identified LimeBike parking space.”