The University of Notre Dame today unveiled a dockless bike sharing program with LimeBike, adding 175 bright green bikes to campus for student, faculty, staff and visitor use. LimeBike’s recently launched partnership with the city of South Bend will complement Notre Dame’s program as bikes can be shared throughout campus and around town.
LimeBike technology allows riders to locate and unlock any LimeBike using a mobile app. Riders ride to their destination, park the bike in an acceptable location and lock it to end the ride. A discounted rate of 50 cents per 30 minutes is offered to riders using an email address ending in nd.edu. LimeBike maintains and services the bicycles, and their employees rebalance bike locations daily to ensure that bikes are evenly distributed throughout the coverage area.
Notre Dame becomes just the second college or university to partner with LimeBike, along with University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College have also recently signed agreements with LimeBike that will provide the tri-campus communities the ability to utilize the program.