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Sunday, March 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Lime Bikes & Scooters

Lime, a Silicon Valley-based bicycle and scooter sharing company, came to town about two weeks ago and their vehicles have made quite an impact. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 15,000 rides have been taken on the 300 bikes and scooters, totaling nearly 1,700 miles. They’re everywhere. Some of the bikes and all of the scooters are electric, giving a boost to riders. And they’re dockless, meaning they can be parked anywhere and have electronic “frame locks” that release only after users register on a smartphone app with a credit card. The regular bikes cost $1 for every half hour of use. The electric bikes and scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of use. The two-month trial in Spokane began Sept. 4 and is letting people try the newfangled machines while the city sets rules and regulations.