LimeBike Launches Low-Income Program – 100 Rides for $5

Lime has created a new program called Lime Access – an affordable way to use Lime. Additionally, they are partnering with PayNearMe and now support a text-to-unlock feature, both of which promote equitable mobility by removing the barrier of obligatory smartphone and credit card ownership.

To qualify for Lime Access, an individual simply needs to demonstrate qualification or participation in any state or federally-run assistance program.

Lime Access members can purchase 100 rides on LimeBike pedal bikes for just $5.

After joining, members pay using cash at one of PayNearMe’s 27,000+ retail locations.

Qualifying is simple. Email with the following information. (Please note: by emailing the Access team, users affirm that they have read and agree to the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.):

  1. Full Name
  2. Phone Number (this number should be for the phone you plan to use for LimeBike)
  3. Valid government-issued photo ID
  4. Proof of low income status (e.g. EBT card, discounted utility bill, or any other state or federally-run assistance program document)

A Lime representative will get back to you within 2 business days with any next steps and further information.

Once qualified for Lime Access, users will receive a PayNearMe payment code. To complete payment:

  1. Take the PayNearMe payment code to a participating payment location.
  2. Show the payment code to the clerk and pay with cash.
  3. Keep the receipt as proof of payment.