Lime Access: Ride Green. Save Green.

Communities thrive when people are connected. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing sustainable transportation to all, regardless of age, background, income or ability.

Lime Access is our industry-leading affordability program that provides discounted rides to those who qualify. Lime was the first to introduce discounted e-bike and e-scooter rides, starting in 2018, with a goal of breaking down barriers to sustainable transportation to more communities.

To date, we have served over 1,834,057 trips on Lime Access.

Through our Lime Access program, we are working to make sure everyone in the cities we serve have access to affordable and sustainable transportation. Sometimes, getting around can be expensive, and Lime is working to be a solution to the problem.

How to Apply in the US

To qualify, you simply need to state your reasons for eligibility, your name, email, birthdate, and phone number. Reasons for eligibility include SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Subsidized Housing, and more. Please see below for what qualifies you for Lime Access:

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

  • Medicaid

  • Reduced-rate utility bill (e.g. CARE in California)

  • Free or reduced school lunch program (NSLP)

  • Reduced transit fare program

  • Social security supplemental income

  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Federal Subsidized housing

  • Pell Grant Recipient

If any of the below apply to you, please use our other application page here.

Ogden: Persons with Veteran ID Card, Active Military Card, Military Dependent Card.
Grand Rapids: Student ID.
All Lime Access Markets:
Local or state-subsidized housing

How to Apply

  • ArlingtonClevelandLubbockPortland
    AtlantaColorado SpringsMilwaukeeRaleigh
    BaltimoreDenverNashvilleSalt Lake City
    BloomingtonDetroitNew YorkSan Francisco
    BoiseEvansvilleNorfolk, VASan Jose
    BoulderGrand RapidsOaklandSeattle
    Carthage, MOGrand JunctionOgdenSpokane
    CharlestonIndianapolisOklahoma CitySt. Louis
    CharlotteLittle RockOmahaSt. Petersburg, FL
    ChicagoLos AngelesOrlandoTampa
    Washington DC

No Smartphone? No Credit Card? No problem.

For riders without a smartphone, please text +1 (888) 495-5014 to unlock an e-bike or e-scooter and follow the prompts.

For riders without a credit card, once qualified for Lime Access, you will receive a PayNearMe payment code. To complete payment:

1. Take your PayNearMe payment code to a participating payment location.

2. Show the payment code to the clerk and pay with cash.

3. Keep your receipt as proof of payment.

For questions about eligibility, pricing and more, contact [email protected].

Partner with Lime

If your nonprofit or community organization would like to work with Lime to increase access to reduced cost transportation, please let us know. Tell us more about your work and a Lime team member will be in touch.

Terms and Conditions

Use of the Lime Access program (Program) is subject to Lime’s standard Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, as well as these additional terms:

Lime Access provides reduced fares to eligible riders. Eligibility and discounts may vary by city. To qualify for the Program you will need to submit documentation, per the requirements below, demonstrating eligibility. Eligibility for the Program may be subject to review by Lime on an annual basis.

Your access to the reduced rates under the Program is limited to a single Lime rider account and is not transferable across accounts or for use by other riders under your account. You may not combine Lime Access reduced fares with Ride Pass or other discounts and promotions. Any fraudulent or illegal use of the Program or violation of these terms and conditions may result in removal from the Program, termination of your Lime account, or other actions taken by Lime at its sole discretion.

You may only use your Lime account, including access to reduced rates under the Program, for personal transportation and not for business or commercial purposes. Lime reserves the right to apply additional limitations to the use of the Program.

All Lime riders must comply with applicable laws and regulations governing use, riding, and parking of Lime vehicles. Failure to do so may result in fines, fees, account suspension, or other penalties.

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