Bike Share

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Green, electric-assisted bicycles are available citywide to use on streets, bike lanes and sidewalks. The bikes are owned and operated by Lime. Start riding by unlocking a bike through the Lime mobile app. Fees are set by Lime; trip costs vary by duration. Bellevue's one-year bike share pilot launched on July 31, 2018. Lime's permit has been extended to fall 2019 while evaluation of the pilot is completed.

Give us your feedback

Help improve the bike share experience! There are currently two ways you can participate:

  • Take our online questionnaire to tell us what you think about Bellevue’s bike share program in general. How have you used it? If you haven’t, why not? What would make bike share more useful to you? The questionnaire is live through Nov. 15.
  • Visit our online, interactive map to suggest new locations for bike share parking. You can also vote and comment on suggestions submitted by others. More information about bike share parking is available below.

Permitting

Lime is a private company that obtained a permit to use public right of way to provide bike share service subject to specific conditions, including requirements related to safety, parking, operations and data-sharing. To obtain a permit, Lime paid a fee to reimburse the city for costs associated with managing the pilot.

More information about bike share:

Discount

Choose Your Way Bellevue is partnering with Lime to save riders $1 on bike share trips starting in Bellevue! This discount is equal to the unlock fee. Use the promo code CYWB. The discount can be used multiple times by the same user while the program lasts. To receive the discount:

  • Download the Lime app
  • Click "Wallet" from the menu
  • Select "Promos"
  • Insert "CYWB" and enjoy

Safety and education

Lime has launched a campaign focused on promoting responsible riding habits, from putting on a helmet to parking properly. The company provides tips on how to use bike share safely and responsibly. Take the Respect The Ride pledge on the Lime website to show your support and receive a free helmet while supplies last.

Parking

Bike share bicycles may be parked on paved surfaces along public sidewalks and street shoulders in locations where do not create an obstacle for others. Please park them in designated areas, at bike racks and next to curbs.

Be courteous of other street users. Do not block walkways or travel lanes, bus doors, or sidewalk corners and wheelchair ramps. Please respect private property and other bike share users. Do not bring Lime bikes into buildings, parking garages or other hard-to-find places.

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Bike hubs

White boxes and symbols have been painted at 50 locations across the city, including in Downtown, Crossroads, Factoria, and near major bus stops. These preferred parking areas, called bike hubs, are places where bike share users are encouraged to park when ending a trip and where Lime relocates bikes to provide reliable service. Providing convenient access to bike share helps reduce the number of bikes left at inappropriate locations, such as blocking a sidewalk. Bike hubs are shown as blue areas in the Lime mobile app. Visit our interactive map to find bike hubs in your area and suggest where new hubs should be installed.

Bike Share Hub

No parking in parks

When using bike share to visit city parks, please leave the bike outside the park entrance. City parks are designated no-parking zones, shown as red areas in the Lime mobile app. Repeatedly parking in these areas may lead to a fine or suspension of your Lime account.

Equitable access

Discounted rates are available for individuals who can demonstrate eligibility or participation in any state or federal assistance program. More information is available on how to register.

  • No smartphone? Lime can also be accessed using a text-to-unlock feature.
  • No credit card? Visit any 7-Eleven or CVS store in Bellevue to add funds to your account.

Report a problem

Are you experiencing an issue with a bike share bicycle, such as a blocked sidewalk, a bike left on private property or a damaged or vandalized bicycle? The fastest way to resolve an issue is to contact Lime directly. Lime is required to responsibly manage its fleet and respond to parking and maintenance reports as a condition of its permit.

  • Call or Text: 1-888-546-3345 
  • Email: support@limebike.com
  • Issues can also be reported through the Lime mobile app.

If you prefer, you can also contact the city's Transportation Department or report the issue through the MyBellevue web portal or mobile app.