In an effort to expand wheel share safety and education for visitors, employees, and residents, the community is invited to participate in Wheel Safety Week, August 19 through 23. A variety of activities are planned in partnership with representatives from Lime, the City of Spokane, non-profits, and the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP).
The public in invited to get involved in a variety of ways listed below:
- Be a Volunteer: Help inform riders when you volunteer to stencil safety signs on the corner of downtown sidewalks daily from 9:00am to Noon. Volunteers will be awarded $10 Lime Credit.
- Participate in 1st Ride Academy on August 21: This class includes education on where to ride and park vehicles and short practice rides followed by a longer group ride through Riverfront Park to Kendall Yards and downtown, completing scooter education and rider training. After riders get experience using the scooters and bikes at the First Ride Academy, they may find it easer to access destinations throughout downtown with the shared bikes and scooters. Attendees will be eligible for a free helmet.
- Wrap up the week with Wheel Share Day: Friday August 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join representatives on Wall Street between Main and Riverside. City staff will be installing the first “Parking Zone’ and providing visitors with resources on recommended best bike and scooter routes and code of conduct. Lime will be providing free ride demonstrations and the Spokane Bicycle Club, East Spokane Kiwanis Club, Commute Smart Northwest, and representatives from Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Police Department educate attendees on bicycle and helmet safety best practices.
WheelShare Week is intended to place a spotlight on all the resources available for bicycling and scooting safely in Spokane’s downtown, enabling downtown residents and employees to try out the scooters and bikes in a safe environment. “Our collaboration with Lime and the City of Spokane is important for the community because, with the growing pedestrian and multi modal transportation use in downtown, downtown sidewalks tend to get busy,” says DSP Vice President of Public Policy & Parking, Andrew Rolwes. “We want the public to have a better understanding of ways to stay safe which transportation types belong on which part of the street and sidewalk.”
Be a Wheel Share Day Vendor
If you have information to share about bicycling resources in Spokane, join us to chat with downtown residents, businesses, visitors and employees on Wheel Safety Day. To participate contact Kelly Blyth, Business Relations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.