How does this reach residents in Neighborhoods of Focus?
The Neighborhoods of Focus(PDF, 2MB) consist of 17 Census Tracts with higher poverty, higher unemployment and lower rates of educational attainment than elsewhere in the City. They were originally determined in 2016 by research funded by the Kellogg Foundation.
The program service area covers 74% of the Neighborhoods of Focus. For those residents living in Neighborhoods of Focus and throughout the city meeting certain income requirements, user fees are 50% of the standard fees.
To be eligible for discounted rates, provide proof of enrollment in city, state, or federally funded programs such as SNAP EBT, TANF, WIC, and HUD Housing Choice Section 8 Vouchers.
- Lime fees for both the stand-on e-scooters and e-assist bicycles are $1 to unlock plus 30 cents per minute.
- The City of Grand Rapids has worked with Lime to provide low-cost or free options for those who need them. All trips that are started within our Neighborhoods of Focus will receive a 30% discount on their trip fees.
The Lime Access program allows users with low incomes who apply to receive 50% off the standard rate
Lime access is also available to college students with schools in the service area and they can learn more through their local institutions
More information about Lime Access can be found at: https://www.li.me/why/community/lime-access
Access for Unbanked People
Lime assists people without bank accounts in obtaining reloadable debit/credit cards. Funds can then be added to the cards to rent scooters and bikes.
Access to Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles appropriate for persons with various disabilities are not readily available with most shared scooter and bike services. Other systems have accommodated persons with disabilities by partnering with adaptive bicycling organizations. Some of the newer micromobility vehicles, like the seated scooter and e-assist trikes may allow more people to use a system, but they’re not specifically adaptive vehicles.
English and Spanish language options are available on the Lime platform.