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City Beat Wondering Where All the Lime Colored Bikes Around Town Suddenly Came From? LimeBike bike sharing program is now underway in Gilroy! Limebike has been approved for a 6 month pilot program within the City of Gilroy. The GPS- tracked bikes are rented through the LimeBike app available on both iPhone and Andriod. The app also enables users to locate bikes for rent. How do I rent a bike? Using the app, find an available bicycle. Unlock the bicycle through the app, and then ride the bicycle to the desired destination. Once there, park the bike in a preferred parking zone or in a location not impeding others use of the area. Then lock the bicycle to complete the payment transaction. The cost for renting the bike is $1 for 30 min with discounts available to students. LimeBike is considered a “dockless,” bike share program meaning that a rider finds a nearby bike and leaves it at his or her destination. Bicycles cannot be reserved and are available on a first–come, first-served basis. To report a parked bike or to contact LimeBike with additional questions, LimeBike can be reached at: • • 888-546-3345 | iPhone/Android | • Dockless bikes can be left at public bike racks or curbside away from buildings. Don’t park them at bus stops, on private property or street corners or lay them on the ground. Don’t let a parked bike crowd a sidewalk for pedestrians, and don’t leave bikes in inappropriate places such as traffic medians. In short, be courteous and aware of your surroundings. When should I report a parked bike? If you live in a high-density area with lots of attractions such as stores and restaurants, give it a little while before calling the company to retrieve the bike. Someone may swoop in and rent it before the company has a chance to arrive. What if I find a bike parked in my yard? Every bike has a label that tells how you can contact the company to have it removed from your property. LimeBike has ground crews stationed in Gilroy daily that will pick up wayward bikes within 24 hours of being reported. Limebike also monitors bike usage daily and moves bikes around accordingly. 60 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN APRIL/MAY 2018 Where do I park the bike?