Rockaway Beach Dockless Bike Sharing Is Here
New York City’s first ever dockless bicycles launched in Rockaway Beach over the July 13th weekend. Lime has added 100 regular bikes and then after July 28, they will also add 100 pedal assist bikes. That is the date pedal assist bikes’ legal status goes fully into effect.
Rent a bike any time/day of the week ($1 per 30 minutes) all along the peninsula just by launching the app on your phone, locating the nearest bike and unlocking it.
Here’s what it looks like using the Lime app:
“Bringing New York City’s first-ever dockless bicycles pilot program to the Rockaways will have a major positive impact on the entire peninsula,” said State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. “By giving people the option to rent bicycles, DOT has made an effort to allow people a great way to access the Rockaways and for individuals to further enjoy what the peninsula has to offer, while also getting more cars off the road. I would like to thank DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, as well as the companies Lime and Pace, for starting this great pilot program here in the Rockaways.”
“Lime is excited to bring dock-free bikeshare to New York with today’s launch in the Rockaways. Now New Yorkers can take advantage of this affordable, reliable transportation option,” said Caen Contee, Lime’s founding team member and Vice President. “As our bikes hit the streets in the Rockaways, we will work with DOT and the local community to make sure residents experience all of the benefits of dock-free bikeshare so that we can help create a more mobile, healthier, greener city.”