Lime Bikes or Blue?

Lime Bikes or Blue?

Newtonians may be seeing blue shared bikes around the city, StreetsBlog reports. The bike share program, run by Lyft, already provides dock-based service in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and is negotiating to add service in a number of nearby suburbs, including Newton.
Lime Bikes ditches traditional pedals for ebikes

Lime Bikes ditches traditional pedals for ebikes

Lime Bikes is now only renting electric-powered models ebikes, which use a small motor to give riders a boost as they accelerate or go up a hill, the Boston Globe reports.

But the switch will come with one big drawback for riders: the electric bikes are more expensive. According to the company’s app, they cost $1 at the start and 15 cents a minute, compared to $1 for 30 minutes on a traditional bike.

 

Eric Bourassa, transportation director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a regional agency that organized the bike-rental system, said the

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