WheelShare is the City of Spokane's permanent shared mobility program that allows electric-assist bikes and electric scooters to be checked out and used for a small fee throughout the city.
Lime, the operator of the permanent program, uses a dockless system that allows electric-assist bikes and scooters to be parked at essentially any location. Each bike and scooter has the necessary equipment for rental. To rent a bike or scooter, citizens must be 18 years old and will need to download the Lime app. The links to the app are provided below, and people also can find them on the iPhone App Store or Android Google Play.
Get the Lime App from the Apple Store.
Please note: This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Get the Lime App on Google Play.
Please note: This app is available on Google Play for Android devices.
For creative route ideas around Spokane, please check out Visit Spokane’s scooter destination guide at: ScootSpokane.com.
The Lime Access program provides a 70% discount ($.50 to unlock vehicles and $.10/minute to ride) to people who qualify for any federal, state, or local subsidy programs, and to students receiving federal student loans.
Cash Payment & Text-to-Unlock: Understanding that Spokane households that do not have smartphones and are unbanked are often shut out when access to goods and services are "cashless" or reliant solely upon digital technologies, Lime Access riders automatically have PayNearMe cash payment functionality and text-to-unlock capability.
Download the Lime Access Program Flyer (PDF 1.7 MB) to learn more.
The program includes some basic rules of operation that were approved by City Council and designed to allow the program to operate smoothly and safely. Here’s what users need to know:
Following positive outcomes and response during a shared mobility pilot program in Fall 2018, the City allowed shared mobility to become a more permanent program. Feedback from the pilot gave City Staff information about what worked great, and what improvements would allow shared mobility to function well.
During the pilot in fall 2018, the Lime bikes and scooters were used throughout the City. Over 148,000 rides were taken, with the majority (over 108,000) of these trips on electric scooters. Many citizens provided feedback through an online survey during the pilot period, including those who used the system and those who did not. In all, 3,476 responses were collected during the pilot, with 64% of these being people who used the bikes and/or scooters and 36% who did not. When asked whether they thought shared mobility was good for Spokane; 95% of users and 59% of non-users felt it was. More information about the survey and recommendations for Spokane can be found in a consultant report.
Spokane businesses can request a bike rack for installation, subject to available space. For more information, email email@example.com