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Lime launches scooter share in Seattle

After years of talking, the first shared electric scooters are hitting Seattle streets today as Lime rolls out 500 of its popular Lime-S scooters. Lime has been serving Seattle for years with its pedal bikes and e-bikes. The company now … Continue reading

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Geekwire: Lime is adding another 1,500 JUMP bikes in Seattle, bikes now available in Lime app

If you have been having trouble finding a bright red shared JUMP bike around town, relief may be on the way. Lime is planning to quadruple the number of shared e-bikes on Seattle streets from 500 to 2,000 by the … Continue reading

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Bike share is back. Lime relaunches 500 JUMP bikes

Lime has relaunched e-assist bike share in Seattle, about six weeks after pulling their newly-acquired red JUMP bikes from the streets following a major investment deal with Uber. There are far fewer bikes hitting the streets than were available before. … Continue reading

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Seattle has no bike share now, Lime says it will relaunch bikes at some point

For the first time since July 2017, no bike share bikes are available in Seattle. As a consequence of the major investment deal yesterday between Uber and Lime, JUMP and its red bikes now belong to Lime. Though users could … Continue reading

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Lime takes over JUMP as part of big Uber investment deal

Seattle’s final operational bike share service just changed hands in yet another major shakeup in the private bike share saga. Uber led a $170 million investment in a majorly devalued Lime, and Lime will take on Uber’s JUMP bike and … Continue reading

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Lime will shut down Seattle bike service at the end of 2019

Lime announced today that they will be pulling their e-bikes from Seattle streets December 31. This follows a week and a half of rumors that the company was shutting down, rumors the company denied to both Seattle Bike Blog and … Continue reading

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As city adds lots of bike parking, audit finds fewer poorly-parked bike share bikes + More bike share updates

The city’s quarterly audit of bike share parking (PDF) found a massive 57% drop in the percentage of Jump and Lime bikes parked incorrectly. Of 756 bikes audited (approximately half Lime and half Jump), staff found only one (0.1%) that … Continue reading

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Bike share use steady with fewer bikes and higher prices, but bike parking remains a problem

The meteoric rise of bike share in Seattle in recent years has plateaued as the number of bikes in operation shrink and prices rise. However, despite these changes, people in Seattle took about as many bike share rides in the … Continue reading

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As shared bikes and cars get more exclusive, it’s time to start thinking about what happens next

Lime bikes are blowing up. Literally. Exploding Lime Bike battery on UW campus … yikes! from r/Seattle This post is not about the couple of battery explosions reported in Seattle recently, but it’s hard to ignore that very visible (and … Continue reading

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Lime and JUMP raise prices, city revokes 2,000 bike permits

Seattle’s ongoing experiment with private, free-floating bike share has changed the landscape for biking in the city, helping to raise city bike counts to record heights. Bike share in Seattle has been unprecedentedly successful at increasing the raw number of … Continue reading

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People in Seattle have taken more than 2M Lime trips + ofo appears to be imploding

People in Seattle have taken more than 2,050,000 trips on Lime bikes since the company launched in summer 2017, according their annual report. That’s a pace of about 1.5 million trips per year for just one of the companies serving … Continue reading

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Google Maps now suggests Lime bikes in its transit directions

Lime’s bikes and scooters now show up as a transit option in Google Maps in a select number of cities. The app takes into account both the time to walk to the nearest bike and the bike ride to give … Continue reading

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More than 3,000 Lime users contact city asking for scooter share

Lime launched a digital campaign Wednesday to encourage its users to contact Seattle city leaders and ask them to allow scooter share. In just one day, the company says more than 3,000 people have done so. Before ofo and Spin … Continue reading

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KOMO: Sabotaged bike share brakes may have caused teen to crash

An 18-year-old who was hospitalized this week after a crash near the University Bridge may be the first victim of a bike share vandal who cut the brake lines on his Lime e-bike. The teen is in stable condition, reports … Continue reading

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Seattle’s next bike share battle could be between Lime, Uber and Lyft + Let’s start a scooter pilot

Though it’s been scaling back its efforts for a while now, Spin has officially announced an end to its bike share service in Seattle. Citing an increase in fees and the decision not to include scooters in the city’s updated … Continue reading

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Lime’s expanded discount program lets people pay in cash, unlock 5¢ bikes with a text

A nickel. In 2018, there is essentially nothing that costs a nickel. But that’s all it costs for qualifying low-income users to unlock a Lime pedal bike under the company’s newly-expanded Lime Access program ($5 for 100 rides). And qualifying … Continue reading

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Council approves bike share expansion + ofo cites fee hike in decision to leave Seattle

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a budget action Monday for new city rules on bike share companies that will expand the number of bikes in operation, increase the fees for bike share operators and put in place new regulations … Continue reading

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Lime: People in Seattle have taken 1 million trips in 11 months

People in Seattle have taken one million Lime bike share trips in about 11 months, the company announced Monday. This astounding number of rides comes from just one of three companies currently operating in the city. And because the company … Continue reading

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Survey: Ahead of bike share permit update, survey says Seattleites are very supportive

The $1 Spin, Lime and ofo bikes around Seattle are very popular, appeal to wide demographics and are very often used to access transit. These are some of the findings from Seattle’s bike share permit pilot, setting the stage for the … Continue reading

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Howell: Going Steady with Lime-E

After a month of anticipation, LimeBike released 300 e-bikes into its fleet of 4,000 bikeshare bike in Seattle this past weekend, with plans to release another 200 by this Wednesday.  Eventually, “Lime-Es” will comprise forty percent of LimeBike’s fleet. Here’s … Continue reading

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