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Bike Share

Bike Share  

Lime, a company specializing in dockless bike share, has begun operating in Tacoma on Friday, September 21, 2018.


Lime plans to deploy 250 electric scooters and up to 100 e-bikes throughout Tacoma as part of a 60-day trial. You may see these bikes in the public right-of-way, on sidewalks or in other locations. 


You can report any bikes that are improperly parked, blocking sidewalks and creating possible accessibility issues on sidewalks or streets to Lime’s 24/7 Customer Service available through the LimeBike app, email support@limebike.com, phone at 1-888-LIME-345 or text to 1-888-546-3345. 


Additional resources:


View the final Tacoma Lime Permit Application

View the City of Tacoma Permit

View the Indemnity Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Helmets Required? 

It’s a City of Tacoma law to wear helmets. wsdot.wa.gov/travel/commute-choices/bike/helmets

The City’s helmet requirement applies to both electric assist bicycles, and electric motorized foot scooters.


Where Can Bikes and Scooters Be Operated? 

According to Title 11 (Traffic) of the Tacoma Municipal Code:


Electric motorized foot scooters may be operated on roadways, shoulders, sidewalks, and alleys. They may not be operated in bicycle lanes, pedestrian paths, park trails, or on school fields or playgrounds. 


Electric assist bikes are allowed in bike lanes and other areas where conventional bicycles are allowed, including sidewalks.


Is This An Exclusive Permit?

This is not an exclusive permit and is available to other bike share companies on the same terms. For more information contact bikeshare@cityoftacoma.org.

Contact Lime Customer Service


Email Lime 


Call or Text 1-888-LIME-345 or 1-888-546-3345


Through the LimeBike app