PLAINFIELD, NJ — The bright green bikes were introduced at a city council meeting in Plainfield back in March 2018. A representative for the company noted that the Queen City would be the first municipality in New Jersey to utilize LimeBike, a bike share program that doesn't require docking stations. Users would only need an app to locate an available bike.
But the company, now called Lime, is backpedaling and it will no longer offer the bike-share program to the city's residents. It made the business decision to transition to electric scooters earlier this year, and has been pulling bikes across the nation.
The City of Plainfield announced Lime's decision to no longer offer bikes on Facebook on Tuesday:
Lime, formerly known as LimeBike, has made the decision to no longer have bikes for rent in the City of Plainfield or in any other location. Instead, they will only offer the Lime Scooters. This will be taking place nationwide as the company is recreating their business model. We understand that this is an inconvenience, and the City of Plainfield is looking for an alternative bike-sharing service that will benefit all residents. Please stay tuned to the City newsletters and social media pages for updates. Thank you for your cooperation.
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