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Dockless bike company Lime launches bikeshare program at Naval Base San Diego

Posted: 9:36 AM, May 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-17 19:07:07Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The dockless bike trend has made its way to a local military base.

Starting Thursday, which is Bike to Work Day across San Diego, Lime is bringing its bright bicycles to Naval Base San Diego.

Company officials said they have worked with Navy officials to initially launch the program around “high traffic areas” like base housing and the Navy Exchange store.

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Lime San Diego General Manager Zack Bartlett said of the partnership with Naval Base San Diego: “The Navy has deep roots in San Diego, and we are thrilled to be offering a program that will allow our servicemen and women an easier and smarter way to get around the base. The importance of leveraging new technology to solve real world problems is a core focus of NBSD and Lime. Together, we will build a greener transportation future for our sailors.”

Lime employees working on the base have undergone full background checks for base clearance.

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As part of the launch and to mark Bike to Work Day, all bike riders who use the code LIME2WORK will get free Lime bike rides for the day (equivalent to $5 account credit). Lime is also giving away several helmets to mark the occasion.