Shared Bike Program In Saint Paul
In August 2023, Saint Paul welcomed bike sharing back to the city. This year there will be up to 200 electric-assisted bikes for residents and visitors to rent and explore around Saint Paul (and into Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campuses too). Riders can begin a ride anywhere an e-bicycle is available. Once a rider reaches their destination, the bicycle must be properly parked in the boulevard, "furnishing" zone (the city-owned property between the street curb and sidewalk), or at a designated bike parking space. Shared bicycles do not need to be locked in Saint Paul.
Shared e-bikes are fun way to get around the city – the electric assist makes going up hills easier than regular pedal only bikes. You can rent an e-bike using a smartphone app, setting up your individual accounts with our registered vendors. The app will allow you to find, unlock, and rent an e-bike.
2023 Shared E-Bike Program
For 2023, Saint Paul has one e-bike vendor: Lime. Visit https://www.li.me/vehicles/electric-bike for more information about their vehicles. If you are not yet a user, you can download the Lime app from the App Store or Google Play store.
In 2023, our Lime e-bikes also operate in Minneapolis, at the University of Minnesota Saint Paul and Minneapolis campuses, and in Minneapolis Parks. You can ride an e-bike between all of these places.
If you have questions or comments about the e-bikes, please contact the vendor, Lime at: 888-LIME-345
Quick Tips About Using Shared E-Bikes in Saint Paul
The e-bikes have a motorized assist. Riders must follow the rules of the road. Please check out state statute about the rules for riding a bicycle: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/169.222
You may NOT ride a bike on a sidewalk in a business district. This includes areas like Downtown Saint Paul and commercial streets like parts of Grand and Selby Avenues.
E-bikes are permitted to ride on city streets, in bike lanes, and on trails/shared use paths.
Park your e-bike off street in the public right-of-way, but NOT blocking a sidewalk or path. Use the boulevard or furnishing zone (the area between a sidewalk and curb). Use care when parking e-bikes in these share spaces, as it allows everyone to safely use the sidewalks.