City Launches New Bike Share Program

City of Alameda


City Manager Jill Keimach, left, and City Planner Andrew Thomas want everyone to know that Alameda is bringing LimeBike to town. “The dock-less bike-share program provides more options to get around and will help reduce drive-alone trips — one of our island’s transportation goals,” said Keimach. A pay-as-you-go ride costs $1, or 50 cents for students for 30 minutes. Adults are encouraged to bring their own helmets. Remember that everyone under 18 is required by law to wear a helmet.

Potential riders must download the LimeBike app to find the nearest docking station. Once there, they scan or enter the bike’s plate number to unlock the bike. When the ride is finished, simply lock the bike’s back wheel and responsibly park between the pedestrian-designated sidewalk area and the street curb, or at a bike rack.

The city will host an “unlocking ceremony” to initiate the service today at 4 p.m. at Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St.