Photo Credit: Ofo

A small, dockless bike-sharing program could be coming to Bellevue as early as May 2018, according to the City of Bellevue. Locals will be able to pick up and drop off electric bicycles throughout the city using an app. The program will begin with 400 bicycles, and that number could change over time depending on demand. The program in Bellevue will be a one year pilot. At the completion of the pilot the program will be modified, to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

The electric bicycles can be dropped off anywhere in the city of Bellevue where it is legal to park. However, there will be bike hubs set up, where residents can drop off their bicycles, as an effort to maintain order.

At this time, it is not clear which companies will be allowed in Bellevue. As for Seattle, only three companies are permitted for the bike-sharing pilot; LimeBike, Spin, and Ofo.

3 Comments

  1. Please No. I’m an avid cyclist and a user of bike share programs, or rent when I travel. Dockless systems litter the landscape of downtown Seattle with orange green and yellow bikes. Don’t do this to Bellevue, put a sociable system in place if you must. I live in the downtown core, and it’s highly walkable, when I ride, it’s either to commute home in the summer, or enjoy the Lake Washington trail system. All for being bike friendly but don’t pollute the sidewalks with parked bikes

  2. Amen, M.Lo, preach it. The litter in the name of the environment is a visual plague in the city of Seattle.

  3. I’m okay with the colorful bikes, but I think all the cars littering the streets of Seattle are the real visual plague. We need to put an end to these dockless cars everywhere.

    As a Bellevue resident, I’m beside myself with excitement about bike share coming to my town, but some questions remain. Will we be able to make one-way trips between Seattle and Bellevue? That’s a major key.

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