Bikeshare pilot program adds hub locations

City launched a three-month pilot bikeshare program with LimeBike.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:30pm
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In mid-July, the city of Mercer Island launched a three-month pilot bikeshare program with LimeBike, offering a rental fleet of 25 electric-assist bicycles available to any rider with an account, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Although the bikes may be ridden anywhere, including off-Island, they are restocked daily at key locations (“hubs”) to allow some level of predictability. After researching possible expansions, and based on requests from the public, the city is adding two new hubs serving the Mid-Island and South-Island areas: the MI Congregational Church (4545 Island Crest Way), and the South End Shopping Center, adjacent to Pioneer Park, at the corner of 84th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 68th Street.

Bicycles can be returned to a hub, or parked in any legal, public location, and must not block access or create safety hazards. Standard E-Bike fees apply: $1 to unlock, then 15 cents/minute to ride.

For more information, visit www.mercergov.org/Bikeshare.

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