The growingly popular Lime bike share program is on its way to Cortland C0unty.
Seven Valleys Health Coalition says an official press event on Saturday, April 27, will begin the program. That will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the CNY Living History Museum.
That event is free and open to the public and will feature representatives from Cortland, Homer and Cortlandville, as well as Seven Valleys Health Coalition, the Cortland County Health Department and Lime employees.
AAA Travel is also sponsoring the Health Department’s distribution of free bike helmets during the event.
According to their press release, Seven Valley officials say the addition of Lime bikes to our community is “another sign of the community’s commitment to continued improvements to local bicycle and pedestrian recreation and mobility options.”
In the Fall of 2018, SVHC met with the municipalities of Cortland, Homer and Cortlandville with a representative from Lime to discuss how to bring Lime bikes to Cortland.
SVHC also provided a financial contribution to the match for the planning grant through the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board that Homer, Cortland and Cortlandville will utilize as part of the “CNY Peacemaker Trail”–a bike touring route planned to lace across 5 CNY counties connecting urban greenways, scenic back roads, amazing outdoor recreation and heritage resources.
The long-term vision of the project is to develop a world class bike touring region in CNY.
Two of the 29 identified bike touring routes would connect the Village of Homer, the City of Cortland, and the Town of Cortlandville with the Villages of Skaneateles, Tully, and Marathon, through several scenic towns in three Counties.
Portions of the planned bike route in Homer, Cortlandville, and Downtown Cortland will be some of the first sections of the region-wide CNY Peacemaker Trail to be planned locally beginning later in 2019 including the same stretch along Route 11 and the Tioughnioga.
Only individuals aged 16 and up may rent from Lime with their parent/legal guardian present throughout, and that the minor must wear a bike helmet at all times during
the rental. Helmet use is also strongly encouraged for anyone riding a bicycle, regardless of age.
For more information, please contact Susan Williams at Seven Valleys Health Coalition at 607-756-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.