Fayetteville State University (FSU) will be the site for the new Lime Bike service in Fayetteville. The service will begin August 21.
Riders can rent bikes using the Lime app. Cost is $1 for every 30 minutes. The bikes can be used both on and off campus. City officials plan to make a city ordinance in the coming weeks about what riders can expect.
Lime is founded on the idea that mobility can be smart, equitable and fun. By connecting cities and improving the way people experience first and last mile transportation, the company aims to leave future generations with a cleaner, healthier planet.
According to its website, serving cities and campuses is at the core of Lime's mission. From electric scooters to smart bikes, the dock-free smart mobility solutions reduce traffic congestion, promote healthy living and solve the all-important challenge of the first and last mile - all without subsidies or public funding.
"The FSU Lime Bike program will make it easier for our commuting students, faculty and staff to elect to carpool or ride the bus to campus," said Jon Parsons, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management at FSU. "Once they're on campus, the bikes will enable them to easily get around on campus and out into the community. That will reduce FSU's carbon footprint, which includes the emissions from all those commuter miles."
Parsons also said that he is confident the program will reduce parking challenges on campus and he expects the same for the city, especially downtown.
"It's a healthy choice for riders and will lead to even more engagement between FSU and the surrounding community and businesses. Our vision for the FSU Lime Bike program includes healthier people, fewer parking and traffic headaches, improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions," he said.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.