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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 10:06 PM
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UPDATE: Boise GreenBike Director Responds to LimeBike Presentation Before City Council
By Harrison Berry

What cruises on two wheels, is available to all comers and could be rolling into town? LimeBike, a "dockless" bike-share company, is set to deliver a presentation to the Boise City Council May 15 during its regularly scheduled Tuesday work session meeting.

Should LimeBike rides hit Boise's streets, they would likely be competitive with the Boise GreenBike program, which is a division of Valley Regional Transit. Its director, Dave Fotsch, could not be reached for comment.
Boise GreenBike Director Dave Fotsch expressed skepticism following a presentation before the Boise City Council from a possible competing bike-share program, LimeBike, during a May 15 work session at Boise City Hall.

“This is certainly going to present significant challenges to us if they’re allowed to operate in this market,” Fotsch said.

Over the last several years, Boise GreenBike has cultivated community partners such as the Ada County Highway District and the City of Boise, and sponsors like St. Luke's and SelectHealth, to deploy more than 120 bikes in the downtown core, but a purchase order and a donation from a sister program will more than double the size of its fleet by year's end and allow GreenBike to expand into the Boise State University neighborhood.

LimeBike Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Development Gabriel Scheer delivered a presentation on his bike-share program to the Boise City Council on May 15. - - BOISE CITY COUNCIL
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