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Lime operates a dockless bikeshare system in the City of Elmira [starting 10/16/18]. Below are instructions for using the Lime app to access any of the 120 traditional and pedal-assist bicycles located throughout the city.

The bikes can be borrowed 24/7 by downloading the free Lime app on your smartphone (Android or iOS), and they cost $1 per ride of up to 30 mins. Plus, your first ride of up to 30 mins is always free.


  1. Download the Lime app on your smartphone
  2. Open the app and register using your phone number or Facebook profile
  3. Allow Location Services and, later on, Camera Access so you can find and scan the bikes
  4. Add a payment method, such as a credit or debit card
    • You won't be charged for the first ride of up to 30 minutes
    • If you can only pay by cash, call ECTC at 607-737-5510 to ask about Lime Access.


  1. Unlock a bike by hitting the big "Ride" button on the app and scanning the QR code behind the LimeBike you want
  2. Ride wherever you need to go: $1/ride of up to 30 mins
    • You are encouraged to take one-way rides, no need to "bring back" the bike
    • If you exceed 30 minutes, you will be charged $1 for every 30-min increment regardless of the number of promotional or free rides you may have
  3. Park the bike and lock it by sliding the wheel lock downwards
  • Don't forget to lock the bike to end your trip!
  • Park next to public bike racks, on the furniture zone of sidewalks (where parking meters or signage would be), or on tree lawns within the City of Elmira
  • Park only next to public bike racks on school or university campuses.


(Thank you to Lime and Bike Walk Tompkins for the information.)


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