Lime bikes to be removed from South Bend, tri-campus community
Observer Staff Report | Monday, April 29, 2019
Lime, the transport company which operates and maintains the green, dock-less Lime Bikes in South Bend and the tri-campus community, will remove all of its bicycles from South Bend as well as Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross by “mid-May,” an email from the University announced Friday. The bicycles have been in South Bend and on the campuses since the summer of 2017.
“The effort is already underway,” the email said. “The mobility company, which is transitioning away from pedal bicycles in favor of electric bicycles and scooters, recently informed the University of this decision.”
Lime will contact users with “balances on their Lime accounts” about refunds in the near future, the email said.
The email said the University remains committed to sustainable transport.
”The University remains committed to safe, sustainable and affordable transport solutions for students, faculty and staff, and will continue to explore opportunities for increased mobility on campus that do not contribute to transportation-related emissions,” the email said.
Concerns or comments should be directed to [email protected], the email said.