In April, Lime introduced their colorful bicycles to St. Louis. Normally, it costs $1 for 30 minutes to ride a LimeBike. To make their bikes more accessible for low-income riders, Lime offers options — like text-to-unlock services — that don’t require smartphones or credit cards.
This month, Lime rolled out a new program, Lime Access, that lets low-income riders to purchase 100 bike rides for $5. People may start applying now.
How does one purchase time?
Riders may pay through Lime’s app using a credit card, debit card or Apple Pay. Or they may pay cash at a PayNearMe location. Some CVS, 7-Eleven or Family Dollar stores are participating in the program. To pay with cash, riders must first qualify for Lime Access, a needs-based program. For more information, go to Lime’s Community Impact Page.
Once qualified, customers will receive a link to a PayNearMe payment code to complete the payment. Then customers can:
- Take the PayNearMe payment code to a participating payment location.
- Show the payment code to the clerk and pay with cash.
- Keep the receipt as proof of payment.
Now it is secure, convenient and easy to purchase rides with cash using PayNearMe.