Monday, November 27, 2017

Lime Bike


I spotted this brightly painted bike on Saturday when I went for a walk at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park.  It's a bike share bicycle by a company called Lime Bike.  Scottsdale has opted to allow different bike share companies to operate in the city instead of sanctioning just one company.


I looked this one up to see how it operates.  You use an "app" on your smart phone to locate an available bike then you scan it and off you go.  You can leave it anywhere that a bike is allowed to be parked.  Interesting concept.

14 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

That is so cool, won't miss seeing that bike

Andy said...

The colours make it highly visible.

Stefan Jansson said...

Clever city.

Thérèse said...

Would be hard to steal... Good.

Karl Demetz said...

It's a very nice bike and bike sharing is a good idea !

Steve Reed said...

Very eye-catching bike! I saw a similar system in Cambridge -- yellow bikes that you rent with an app. It blows my mind that bikes can be left standing around without a lock of any kind! Or do they not pedal without being scanned?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a fantastic idea Sharon.. and there will be no mistaking as to which bike hire firm these bikes belong to!

William Kendall said...

A bike share company here has just about the same colours, but I think they're now done for the season.

Lowell said...

I remember lime popsicles so I wouldn't know whether to lick this thing or ride it. I do hope the program works, though. In some places it has gone bust either for lack of riders or stolen bikes.

Judy Ryer said...

I like that idea. Not sure I'd want to ride one on the streets though. But a nice bike path would be very tempting.

RedPat said...

It is amazing to me that you can just leave them anywhere. Must be some system that the pedals lock!

bill burke said...

What a great program, I like it. The bike wouldn't be hard to find at all.

Lois said...

That color certainly stands out. What a good idea!

Jack said...

Lucky you, finding such a vibrant bike. I'm not sure that business model works. I think the ones that require bikes to be returned to designated spots have better control.