Lime bike and scooter trial ends Friday
SPOKANE, Wash — Spokane’s Lime bikes and scooters trial period ends on Friday and the city wants to know if people want the two-wheeled modes of transportation to return.
Since September, people have been using both muscle powered and electric powered bikes and scooters to “motate” in the hippest way around town.
Proponents see the bikes and scooters as an easy way to cut down on the number of cars in downtown and a greener way to move about the Lilac City.
Opponents see them as silent menaces that zoom passed unexpected pedestrians.
To use a Lime Bike, all people had to do was download the “Lime Bike” application to their phone, pay for the ride and go. When done, no need to return it to the place where it was picked up, riders simply left it where they finished.
The bikes and scooters quickly found themselves well outside of the downtown core and a couple ended up in the river.
Now the city wants to know what people think by having them taking a simple survey. It asks if you’ve ridden a Lime bike or scooter, how did you hear about the bike-share, how many times did you ride, what was your reason for riding and several other questions. You can take the survey by clicking here.
Within the first week, the city says 10,000 rides had been taken, amounting to more than 5,000 miles ridden.
They city says it will take information from the survey as it considers implementing the full program next spring.
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