Lime ride-share bikes peddle their way out of Westchester

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After two short years, from Yonkers to White Plains, Lime ride-share bikes are now peddling out of Westchester.

The company developed a loyal following since it was introduced locally in 2018. Riders would use an app to find a bike and pay $1 for a half-hour of riding.

The demand resulted in 300 Lime bikes in White Plains and nearly 500 in Yonkers. The bike-share company is now putting the brakes on all bikes and replacing them with e-scooters.

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach told News 12 that he doesn’t believe the scooters belong on city sidewalks and said “I don’t think they’re safe on the street in an urban environment.”

The city is now searching for a new dockless e-bike vendor. They say they hope to find one by the spring just in time for warmer weather.

 

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