Green Bay is looking for a new bike-sharing service partner after Lime recently announced a national shift in their business model.
In July 2018, the city began a partnership with the private, California-based company to own and operate a dock-less bike share fleet of 150 pedal bikes for public use.
Lime has recently announced a shift in its business model to focus on services in larger markets.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt said despite the partnership ending, the service is still important to the city:
It’s important that Green Bay offer a bike share system, This kind of urban amenity helps us stay competitive. Residents have many choices as they search for a place to live and plan their futures. We know they value communities that are bike-friendly, and offer opportunities for recreation and active alternative transportation. We will work to find another bike share program that helps us check all those boxes.”
Before cancelling the partnership in December, Lime recorded a total of 4,576 bikes rides, taken by 2,208 riders, on trips totalling over 4,476 miles.
Most of the trips were located within the downtown, UWGB campus, and along the Fox River Trail.
This spring, the City will convene a task force to develop another proposal for bike share services.
The City hopes that a new system can be launched before the fall.