St. Petersburg City Council approved an agreement with bike-share company Lime to supply 300 e-bikes for three years, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The bikes will replace the existing bike-share program that utilizes manual-pedal bikes. The new program is expected to save the city $60,000 a year.
Lime could add up to 500 e-bikes as demand warrants at no charge to the city.
The Lime bikes require pedaling to activate electrification.
The bikes can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge. They max out at 15 miles per hour, the same rate of speed as electric scooters.
– Staff reports, Florida Politics, The Tampa Bay 100