City of Ithaca and Bike Walk Tompkins Bikeshare, Ithaca, New York, 2018
5 minutes Date Launched: Apr 29, 2018
The City of Ithaca, Bike Walk Tompkins (BWT), and LimeBike have partnered to launch a local dockless bikeshare program. Through this program, 200 LimeBikes are available for use. The bikes are largely located in downtown Ithaca and can be parked anywhere at the end of a trip, as opposed to at designated stations. Bikes may be borrowed by downloading the LimeBike app and scanning the QR code on the desired bike. Rides cost $1 per half hour for regular users. Discounted rates are available for users with a .edu email address and those receiving government assistance. BWT and the City are working closely to further develop the bikeshare program and hope that it will encourage residents to bike as a convenient, green alternative to driving.