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Posted in Blog on March 12, 2019   |  by Gary Burger

Bye Bye Lime Bike

Ten months after bike sharing companies turned St. Louis streets into a mishmash of brightly colored bicycles, Lime, which first launched its fleet in April 2018, is calling it quits on the traditional pedals-and-gears mode of transport.

In a statement, Lime spokesman Norm Sterzenbach confirmed that the company — which at one point managed a St. Louis bike fleet of 1,500 — is now acting to replace the bike stock with its electric scooters.

"In St. Louis and the surrounding communities, Lime riders are overwhelmingly choosing Lime electric products as their preferred micromobility vehicles," Sterzenbach said. "In the coming weeks we will be replacing Lime bikes with electric scooters throughout the greater St. Louis metro."

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