Lime is the New Color of San Mateo Bike Sharing

From blue-colored bikes to lime, a new vendor is serving the City of San Mateo’s bike-sharing program. Simply download the app to scout out the bright green bike nearest you.

San Mateo is shifting its bicycle-sharing company from Social Bicycles to the locally-headquartered company Lime Bikes. The fleet of 300 dockless bikes recently rolled onto San Mateo streets to solve last-mile problems and ease congestion woes.

In a one-year pilot, the new program eventually will include scooters, however the City is awaiting best practices from San Francisco, which is in the midst of working out logistics of its scooter program.

The bikes can be unlocked and paid for using the Lime smart phone app. Rides cost $1 per 30 minutes. Bikes may be parked and left in appropriate locations such as by bike racks and sidewalks away from pedestrian walkways. Bikes may NOT block driveways, entryways, sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, wheelchair accessible areas, or be left lying on the ground.

View more illustrations of Dos and Don’ts here >

To Ride a Lime Bike:
1. Download the Lime app and find an available bike.
2. Scan or enter the bike’s plate number into the app to unlock the bike.
3. Strap on your helmet, ride and enjoy!
4. Responsibly park bike by a bike rack or other appropriate bicycle parking location.
5. Lock the bike’s back wheel and sign out of the app. rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping and entertainment (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. And Caltrain is no more than a five-minute walk from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.