LimeBike officials studying winter’s effects on South Bend ridership

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A LiimeBike awaits a new customer outside Alumni Stadium at Notre Dame. (Tom Franklin/95.3 MNC)

It’s hard to ride a bike in the snow, but that’s not stopping LimeBike’s efforts in South Bend this winter.

None of the company’s fleet of around 1,500 green bikes scattered around South Bend will be stored for the winter, according to company officials who spoke to the South Bend Tribune.

In fact, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s planning director, Tim Corcoran, said he expected some bikes to be stored and the rest to be prioritized around downtown and Notre Dame, where around half of LimeBike’s total trips have originated.

LimeBike staff have also been quick to remove LimeBikes away from street crews who have been working to clear snow from South Bend roads.

South Bend is LimeBike’s third city and first Midwestern city, so this winter is a learning experience for the bike-sharing program.

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