Have you noticed bright green bikes all over St. Louis? Even though I will likely never use one, I’m really excited to see Lime Bikes all over the city!
If you’re unfamiliar with it, Lime Bike is a bike sharing program. You can use an app on your phone to locate the nearest bike (they’re all equipped with GPS), unlock the bike with a QR code, and you’re off! When you’re done, simply park the dockless bike (according to city regulations, of course), and you’re good to go!
Since they unveiled the program last month, I’ve seen these bright green bicycles everywhere…all around Forest Park, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, up and down Hampton Avenue, in downtown St. Louis…they’re clearly very popular. People really seem to be enjoying them (and I like the cheerful sound of the bell the bike is equipped with as people go by!), and I think this program could be really beneficial for the city…it’s a great way to make St. Louis more accessible at a low cost and in an environmentally friendly way. And it looks like Ofo, which is a Lime Bike competitor offering bright yellow bikes, has finally launched their program in St. Louis, too, after experiencing some delays.
Have you tried a bike sharing program? What did you think?