Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval
Economic Development Director for the Town of Bedford
Bedford is joining a 15-community regional dockless bike share program starting on July 31 with bike share provider, Lime. Using a smartphone app, riders will be able to rent and ride bikes in Bedford. The new bike share program will offer a convenient way for Bedford residents and workers to get around town for short trips.
The larger regional system of bike share is organized by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and includes fourteen other municipalities in greater Boston, including Arlington, Belmont, and Waltham.
Starting on July 31, bikes will be stationed at a limited number of designated hot spots around Bedford. To use the bike share, riders use the app to locate the closest bike share bike, scan the QR code on the bike to unlock, and park and lock the bike to end the rental. Riders are encouraged to park bikes at or near existing bike rack locations. Please take care not to block sidewalks, entrances to buildings, corners, driveways, and bus stops. As the program rolls out, the Town plans to evaluate and add to bike share parking areas.
All are welcome to a bike share launch with Bedford Town officials and Lime representatives, on July 31, 2018, 9 am at Bedford Depot Park, 120 South Road.
Updates on Bedford’s Bike Share program will be provided at www.bedfordma.gov/bikeshare.