Yes, riders must always wear a helmet while operating a Lime-E electric-assist bike in Calgary. Helmets are required by law for all electric assisted bikes in Alberta.
During the winter season (November through March), Lime-E will be operational around Calgary's Centre City. During the summer months (April through October), Lime-E will be operational throughout the entire city. Please look in the Lime app for an up-to-date map of the service zone.
Riding a bicycle on the sidewalk is illegal in Calgary. Please refer to the City of Calgary’s website for a map of pathways and bikeways.
Similarly, bicycles must not be ridden or parked on the 7th Avenue Transit Corridor and sidewalks immediately adjacent to station platforms per Transit Bylaw 4M81 14 (14)(a).
Lime-E bikes are not permitted on Calgary Transit Bus Bicycle Racks. Lime-E bikes are not allowed on the CTrain during rush hour (6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) on weekdays. There are no restrictions for the weekends or state holidays. Two bikes are allowed at either end of a CTrain car.
Parking is authorized only on City property. Whenever possible, please park bicycles in the area of the sidewalk closest to the curb where street lights, waste receptacles, trees and ParkPlus pay machines are located in order to keep pedestrian traffic unobstructed. All parked bicycles must remain in an upright position with both wheels in contact with the ground. Bicycles must be parked in a way that leaves at least 2.0 metres of unobstructed space for pedestrian movements.
Bicycles can be parked within city parks within 1m along either side of a pathway. Bikes can be parked along the Eau Claire and Riverwalk promenades, the shared use space along the south side of the Bow River from the Elbow River Traverse to 10 St. SW, provided that they do not impede pedestrian access to furniture (benches, garbage cans, information signs, etc.).
Bicycles must not be parked on a pathway or within 1.0 metre of either side of a pathway.
Parking is not currently authorized on university campuses, Stampede grounds, East Village (CMLC), the airport, malls or on any other private property.
Bicycles must not be parked in locations within or on:
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