Local cyclists looking forward to new bike-share program


SPOKANE, Wash. -Plenty of cyclists were enjoying the outdoors on Labor Day – the day before Lime rides into Spokane.

Lime is a bike-sharing service that is already in major cities nationwide. The company begins a two-month trial with the city on Tuesday.

We asked several local cyclists what they thought about the new bike-sharing service. Almost all of the comments and reactions were positive.

“I’m pretty enthusiastic about it. I know it’s working pretty well in Seattle,” Sally Phillips said.

“I love it. What an awesome idea,” Tina Mackenroth said.

“It makes you feel good about humanity - the fact that you can take the bike and nobody’s going to steal it,” Tim Mackenroth said.

Dan Holland said the new service is positive for Spokane, but only “if people follow all the rules of traffic like you’re supposed to. You know, stay in the bike lanes and stuff like that.”

A bike can be rented in half-hour intervals, costing a $1.00 for every 30 minutes. Bikes are unlocked through Lime’s phone app. Renters must be at least 16 years old.

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