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LimeBike Ridership Scores Big!

In only eight months, LimeBike logged more than 90,000 rides with more than 20,000 riders throughout the area, specifically, in Ithaca, Elmira, Watkins Glen, Dryden, and Trumansburg.

Jeff Goodmark, Lime’s Operations Manager for Ithaca, said the area's use of LimeBikes is an endorsement of the service's effectiveness.

"Lime has become the go-to mobility solution for Ithacans and Finger Lakes residents and visitors, taking over 90,000 trips this year,” Goodmark said. “Many of Ithaca’s residents choose to use Lime for first-and-last mile transportation to and from downtown Ithaca and the Commons rather than taking a 1-mile car trip.

According to Lime’s End of the Year Report; one-third of Ithaca’s population used LimeBikes and traveled over 55,000 miles. Ithaca also had the highest LimeAccess participation in the country. LimeAccess is Lime’s discount program for low-income riders who are on state and federal assistance.

Lime’s smart pedal bike is normally $1 to unlock for 30 minutes while Lime-E, the dock-free electric bicycles are $1 to unlock and $0.15 per minute to ride. However, LimeAccess riders pay just $0.05 for every 30 minutes for pedal bikes and $0.50 to unlock, $0.07 per minute to ride a pedal-assist e-bike.

Jeff Goodmark attributes the high use of LimeAccess to Lime’s partnership with Bike-Walk Tompkins. Lime serves over 100 towns and cities on five continents. It is the only major provider of a fully multi-modal fleet, which includes scooters, electric bikes and regular pedal bikes.

- Edwin Viera, Ithaca Times, 12/18/18


Be sure to visit the website for TCCPI's latest project, the Ithaca 2030 District, an interdisciplinary public-private collaboration working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in Downtown Ithaca.

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Community Energy Conversations

Learn...Tips to reduce your energy usage, how to read your electricity bill, how to view your energy usage online (if you have a NYSEG smart meter), how our electrical grid works, details about the different programs NYSEG offers that may help lower your electricity bill such as the Smart Usage Plan, how to support the switch to renewable sources, how to get a free energy audit, and how to access weatherization programs to help you save energy and be more comfortable in your home.

Get Information...on the goals and potential benefits of NYSEG’s Energy Smart Community pilot project.

In 2016, New York State’s ‘Reforming Energy Vision’ established ambitious goals for our state’s electrical system to produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, become more energy efficient, and use 50% renewable energy by 2030. The Energy Smart Community is a NYSEG pilot project to test technologies that may help get us there.

12,000 homes and businesses in Tompkins County were the first to receive smart meters and access to innovative tools to increase energy efficiency for customers and the electrical grid. Because energy efficiency is an important goal of the Energy Smart Community, and it aligns with Tompkins County’s Energy Roadmap, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is facilitating community engagement to help maximize the potential of the ESC to help further our County goals.

When:Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca

Who: Open to the Public, Free

These events occur monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month through April 25, 2019. The event is free! Light snacks provided. RSVP required. Childcare provided upon request. Contact 272-2292, energysmart@cornell.edu.

Next TCCPI Meeting

Friday, February 22, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 am
Tompkins County Public Library
BorgWarner Conference Room
101 E. Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

If you have any issues you would like to bring to the TCCPI monthly meetings, please e-mail us at info@tccpi.org. General meetings are on the last Friday of every month, except for November and December. Because of the holidays, the November-December meeting is on the second Friday of December.