Lime- Bike/Scooter Share
NC State University is pleased to announce a pilot program with LimeBike, a dockless public bike share. LimeBike technology is integrated into smart bikes and a smart phone app. There’s no kiosk docking station so bikes can be ridden anywhere and parked at any bike rack or designated bike parking area throughout campus!
30 minute ride is 50 cents for NCSU students and employees by using ncsu.edu email accounts!
Standard rate is $1 for everyone else – open to the general public.
How is LimeBike different from existing bike sharing networks?
The majority of existing bike sharing networks have fixed docking stations. These tend to be very expensive for a university to operate. The result is a limited number of stations which result in a limited number for riders and higher prices to users in order to pay for the system. LimeBike eliminates docking stations, makes bikes more available, and educates users to park bikes in designated parking spots that are identified and marked. By eliminating stations, bikes are more accessible and affordable.
How do I create a LimeBike account?
Download the LimeBike app to your smart phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Sign up by using your University email (if you use another method, you will miss out on the great NCSU discount). Put in your contact information, your credit card information, and you are ready to go!
How old do I have to be to use Lime products?
You must be at least 18 years old to use Lime products.
How do I find a bike near me?
Simply download the LimeBike app on your smart phone, view bikes on the map, walk to the nearest bike, then use the app to unlock the bike to ride.
Limebike is designed with the rider’s safety as top priority. Each bike is equipped with anti-theft lock and alarm, double kickstand for parking stability, and front light.
How do I pay for my ride?
Your first ride is free! After that, you can deposit credits to your LimeBike wallet for future rides using the credit card information provided on your account. You can deposit as little as $5 to get started, or more to earn free rides. Deposits are refundable if you decide not to ride.
How do I end my ride?
First please make sure you are at a proper bike parking location. Free-floating bike systems work well when we all take responsibility to park bikes in places that do not block traffic, impede pedestrian access, or use private property. Please park only at bike racks and areas designated specifically for bike parking. Then simply push down the lever on the rear wheel to lock the bike. As soon as you lock the bike, the app will end the ride and provide you with a trip summary.
Who operates the system?
LimeBike hires, trains, and deploys an operations team to manage the bikes.
Who do I contact if I need support?
Riders with concerns can contact LimeBike customer support, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-888-LIME-345, or 1-888-546-3345. Issues also may be reported through the LimeBike smart phone app.
NC State University is pleased to announce a pilot program with Lime-S, a dockless electric scooter program. LimeBike technology is integrated into scooters and a smart phone app. There’s no kiosk docking station so scooters can be ridden anywhere and parked at any bike rack throughout campus!
The cost is $1 to unlock and $0.06 per minute for NCSU students and employees by using ncsu.edu email accounts!
Standard rate is $1 to unlock & $0.15 per minute for everyone else – open to the general public.
Do I need a special license to ride Lime-S?
No special license is required, but a valid driver’s license is needed to create a Lime account.
Are there speed regulations I should know about before riding Lime-S?
Lime Scooters have a maximum speed of about 14.8 mph. and therefore should not be ridden on the sidewalks or greenways where they may endanger pedestrians.
What about helmet?
The Lime User Agreement states that all users should wear a helmet when using scooters, e-bikes and bicycles. Limebike is designed with the rider’s safety as top priority. Each scooter is equipped with anti-theft lock and alarm, kickstand for parking stability, and front light.
How does Lime-S get charged?
Our Lime-S electric scooters are monitored remotely by both local staff and an independent team of Lime Juicers. When a scooter is running low on power, our Juicers will pick it up, charge the battery and then redeploy the Lime-S out in the campus. Lime-S may not be charged in any university building.
How do I know how much battery is left?
Checking battery levels is simple. Just tap the Lime-S icon within the app to view available battery life.