Bike share lets you borrow a bike for a quick errand, a trip to Link light rail, an all-day adventure, and everything in between. You pick up the bikeshare bike closest to you, ride it to where you want to go, and leave the bike for the next person to ride.
Bike share in Seattle is run by three private vendors, Jump, Lime, and Lyft. The fastest way to start riding is to download the company’s app, and follow the instructions provided.
Bike share users should know how to ride a bike and should be familiar with local bike laws. Don’t forget your helmet!
You can still rent a bike if you don’t have a smartphone or a bank account! Click here and view the links under “Permit Year (Permit 2.1)” for information from each vendor.
When your ride is finished, you can park the bike near any city bike rack or on the sidewalk. Please follow the selected company’s instructions on how to lock the bike and end your trip.
We need your help to make sure Bike share works for everyone in Seattle. Badly parked bikes can cause problems for people getting around on our sidewalks. Do your part: when you end your ride, park the bike according to our guidelines listed further down this page.
We partnered with Rooted in Rights, a non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities, to create a video highlighting the importance of parking bike share bikes correctly and help people with disabilities move around the city. Please watch before your next ride, and share this video with others.
Electric-assist bicycles have the potential to make bike share a more accessible and convenient mobility option in Seattle. These bikes still require users to pedal, they just make Seattle’s challenging topography a little more manageable.
If a bike is improperly parked or needs maintenance, contact the company using the contact information below:
If you are involved in a collision and if somebody is injured and you need emergency assistance, dial 911. File a collision report online with the Washington State Patrol. Report the collision to the company and let them know if the bike needs to be repaired or removed from service.
If you are a bike share company and have questions or are interested in obtaining a permit please contact the SDOT Bike Share Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents with questions and comments may also email email@example.com.