Ten Days with Lime Bike

Residents give bike share a spin, Alanna Nelson writes in the Patch her experience using the new LimeBike recently scatter around Melrose for short trips into Melrose center.

Make sure that you leave the bike in an area that doesn’t block driveways, sidewalks, fire hydrants, sidewalk ramps.  

Mayor Infurna posted information about Dockless Bike Parking Regulations for the City of Melrose – copied here…

  • Bicycles shall be parked in the part of the sidewalk adjacent to the roadway curb (so long as compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is maintained), at a public bike rack, or other locations expressly permitted by the municipality that is consistent with the local laws and regulations.
  • Bicycles must not be parked immediately adjacent to or within: loading zone, accessible parking zone or other facilities specifically designated for handicap accessibility, fire hydrant, curb ramp, entryway, driveway, or parklet.
  • Use of public sidewalks must not a) adversely affect the streets or sidewalks b) not inhibit pedestrian movement or c) create conditions which are a threat to public safety and security.
  • Bicycles parked in one location for more than seven consecutive days without moving may be removed by the municipality at the expense of the bike share vendor.
  • Any bicycle that is parked incorrectly shall be re-parked or removed by the vendor within 3 hours if notified between 7AM – 7PM on weekdays, not including holidays, and at all other times within 12 hours of receiving notice.
  • An inoperable bike, or any bicycle that is not safe to operate, shall be removed from the public right-of-way by the vendor and made unavailable to the public, within 24 hours of notice.
  • Vendor shall remove all bicycles from within municipality’s public right of way if more than 3 inches of snow is predicted within the 24 hour forecast or the City implements a Snow Emergency Parking Ban. The bicycles shall not be redistributed until the snow is sufficiently melted or the Snow Emergency Parking Ban is no longer in effect.

If you see a LimeBike parked incorrectly or that is broken or inoperable, please notify LimeBike through one of the following customer service outlets:


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