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Monday, October 14, 2019

LimeBike Takes Over!

What’s the big deal with LimeBike? For one, they are everywhere. These yellow and green bikes can be found all over the Bay Area; in front of schools, businesses and some even make a temporary home outside of houses. How does this high tech transportation system work?

Put simply, LimeBike’s main objective is to create a service for anyone who is in the need for bikes. To achieve this, LimeBikes are found at almost every place in our communities. At all times, the bikes are locked, but when one downloads the official Lime Bike app, they now have access to the many bikes that are located around the country. Unlocking the bike costs a fee, and the time spent riding it is charged as well.

LimeBike was recently valued at $225 million dollars, a testament to its quick growth. And that’s not just it. LimeBike have plans to expand. They already have a series of electric bikes, making going from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ in a breeze. Another plan Lime bike has is producing electric scooters for cities nationally. They are working with cities on this expansion, and the release may be soon in the future. To add on, the bikes are not staying in America. These green and yellow bikes are traveling overseas, being ridden in countries like Germany and Switzerland.

With such a change in transportation, LimeBikes have brought their fair share of controversy. First of all, people are leaving the bikes in bad places. Some have found the bikes in drains and even in rivers. Some are leaving them in too easy to access places, like in the middle of the sidewalk or near a road. Another issue that the LimeBikes are facing is vandalism. People are tearing parts off the bike, rendering the bike useless. Another concern with LimeBikes is their safety. While the bikes are usually safe themselves, riding without a helmet could cause catastrophic problems for the rider. While the odds are that you will not injure yourself while riding the bike, it only takes one incident to change someone’s entire life.

LimeBike provides an easy and mainstream way to travel around town. And with the bikes trust in its user that they would use their bikes properly, problems have risen. However, LimeBikes is going strong as the new bike sharing company is looking to expand in the future.

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