Lime launches new e-bikes program in St. Pete

Grab a bike and enjoy the St. Pete views.

click to enlarge Lime launches new e-bikes program in St. Pete
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Getting around St. Pete is now a little more fun and efficient.

This morning, e-bike company Lime launched a fleet of hundreds of new Gen4 e-bikes in St. Petersburg.

Prospective riders must be at least 18 years or older to ride, and can access the e-bikes via the Lime app or Uber app (which owns Lime). The minimum for each ride is $3.50 and range from $0.39-0.52 per minute and ride passes are also available.

The Gen4 e-bikes are essentially bicycles with a motor that aids only when the rider is pedaling. The bike has a 350-watt motor with a two-speed transmission that can reach up to 15 mph and will feature a phone holder, a front basket, smart lock and an adjustable seat.

“Lime is thrilled to bring bikeshare back to St. Pete and encourages everyone to ride green on our smooth and safe Gen4 e-bikes. We look forward to working with the city and our local partners to build a successful bikeshare program that benefits all of St. Pete,” Senior Manager of Government Relations at Lime, Trisha Botty said.

St Pete first introduced a bicycle sharing program with CycleHop in 2016 and Lime will replace the former due to St. Pete not renewing the contract. Lime will provide the first 300 bikes, and says that number could grow up to 500 in the future.

This is part of a new bike program after the City Council approved a three-year contract with Lime last month.
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