St. Petersburg now has Lime electric bikes

Uber’s micro-mobility company is operating in the Sunshine City.
Lime debuted its electric bike program in St. Petersburg on April 26, 2023.
Lime debuted its electric bike program in St. Petersburg on April 26, 2023. [ Courtesy of Lime ]
Published April 26|Updated April 26

St. Petersburg residents and tourists can now rent an electric bike.

Lime, an e-bike and scooter company under Uber, debuted its fleet of 300 e-bikes in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Lime said in a media release.

It’s part of a new bike program announced last month after St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with Lime to supply a fleet of rental e-bikes. Lime has partnerships with over 250 cities in 30 countries and has a growing presence in Florida in both Tampa and Orlando.

St. Petersburg did not renew its contract with CycleHop, its previous bike-share vendor since 2016, and Lime’s e-bikes have replaced those.

To book an e-bike, riders can use either the Lime app or Uber. Just like with electric scooters in St. Petersburg, riders can’t drive an e-bike on sidewalks. It also has to be parked in designated corrals.

“Lime is thrilled to bring bike-share back to St. Pete and encourages everyone to ride green on our smooth and safe Gen4 e-bikes,” stated Trisha Botty, Lime senior manager of government relations.“Our e-bikes provide a safe, affordable, and sustainable way to get to work, class, or to support a small business in the city, which is how micro-mobility boosts local economies.”