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LimeBike bikeshare pilot program launching in Spokane on Sept. 4

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Bikeshare programs have become a popular way to get around many cities across the U.S. For a small rental fee, you can check out a bike or a scooter and cruise around town for short trips. Now, the Lilac City is getting in on the action by partnering with LimeBike for a two-month pilot program scheduled to start on September 4. 

LimeBike is a "dockless" bikeshare system operator. They provide bikes, maintain them and keep the bikes distributed in the service area. Dockless bikeshare means each bike has the necessary equipment for reservation, parked anywhere, and accessed via a smartphone app.

The City of Spokane is launching the pilot program will help determine the geographic boundaries for bike placement, the number of bikes that effectively fit in the city, and how to manage bikes in the right-of-way.

Once the pilot program launches, a survey will be available for the public to provide feedback. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming survey, or if you would like to receive project updates, send an email to bikeshare@spokanecity.org

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