Lime Bikes are coming back to Orlando.
The micro-mobility company pulled its electric-assist bikeshare program back in 2019 and leaned into the cheaper-to-run scooter game instead. But, with the recent closure of HOPR Bikes, Orlando has been dockless bike-less since April.
Lime is ready to drop 50 e-bikes in downtown Orlando this month with another 250 bikes to be released slowly over the coming months. The news of the e-bike release comes on the heels of Wheels and Lime launching integrated user services this past June for users to rent either company’s scooters via the Lime app.
The City’s current one-year pilot program for scooters and micro-mobility share services was just extended through January 2022 to buy City Council more time to mull over the future of the program in Orlando’s downtown neighborhoods. The Council is expected to limit scooter share companies to just three approved vendors following that January vote on whether to continue with the program.