Lime discontinues bike-share in Green Bay, hunts for alternatives
Category: #headlines  | By Nikita Chaurasia  | Date: 2019-03-26 |
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Lime discontinues bike-share in Green Bay, hunts for alternatives

Green Bay aims to form a task force to find the new bike sharing service. The city aspires to develop its plan in spring and have the system into effect before fall.

Lime has decided to withdraw its bike sharing program in Green Bay as the paradigm of business model moves over to sharing of scooters and electronic-assist bikes.

The US-based transportation-rental company has ended its services in Green Bay and removed the provision of pedal bikes from small and medium-sized markets.

Matt Buchanan of Green Bay Community and Economic Development quoted that the focus was on the larger cities. As the pedal services have been discontinued in Green Bay, the center of attention would be on scooters primarily. He further said, that they are in a better position to introduce and develop a permanent bike share system.

Green Bay partnered with Lime last year in July and was given nearly 150 pedal sharing bikes. According to the reports, it has been observed that Lime recorded its 2208 riders making 4576 rides from July 2018 to December 2018.

Although the Lime services were not available in winter due to frost weather conditions, it was quite popular in the community. The bicycling advocates and experts are of the opinion that this is a sad situation for the riders after reviewing the Lime’s success in the city. They also feel that bike sharing is vital to a city’s development.

Heather Gentry, president and founder of Green Bay Bicycle Collective shared a few of her thoughts on this topic. She said that people can move from point A to point B using multi-modal approach of transport. Furthermore, she opined that when it comes to traveling using a dock-less bike sharing system, everyone turns a little anxious. However, it was proved that there is nothing to worry about the precision as everyone took proper care of it.

The city is scouting for an alternative option, both dock and dock-less systems as it prefers having the bike sharing amenity for the people. Buchanan has been reported to say that even if there are multiple system options available it is determining what is the best for the community.  

Green Bay aims to form a task force to find the new bike sharing service. The city aspires to develop its plan in spring and have the system into effect before fall.

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