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 850,000 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.

Join the Lime Access program

How to Apply in the US

To qualify, you simply need to state your reasons for eligibility. These may include, though are not limited to, being unemployed, or receiving support from the government, such as a discounted public transport pass, or universal credit. Please see below for qualifying forms of identification. This information must be correct, and your responses on this form are legally binding.

Valid forms of ID: Includes a state driver's license, state identification card, or US passport.

Proof of enrollment in a public benefits program include:

  • 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)
  • Subsidized housing

Your legal name must be displayed on both your ID and proof of public benefits enrollment.

City Specific Qualifications

New York City: Pell Grant Recipients.

Chicago: Persons with disabilities with a valid RTA Ride Free Permit.

San Diego: Persons with Veteran ID Card.

Ogden: Persons with Veteran ID Card, Active Military Card, Military Dependent Card.

Grand Rapids: Student ID.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Sign up to the Lime Access Program

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

By providing us with your phone and email and clicking "Submit", you agree that we may call or text you regarding your application. One code will be allowed per user at any time. This code allows Lime Access users 50% or more off all rides. When the discounted rides are used, you will be eligible to apply for another code. The information submitted in this form will be collected and processed in accordance with Lime's Privacy Notice. The information you submit is legally binding. Read more of our terms and conditions.

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