Bike Share Data & Permitting

Updated: August 25th, 2022

New: Check out our how-to guide for using Seattle bike share and scooter share here:

How to Use Scooter Share and Bike Share

Seattle Bike Share

Seattle bike share options allow people to rent bikes for commuting, quick errands, trips to Link light rail, all-day adventures, and everything in between. Free-floating bike share has been operating in Seattle since 2017. This page provides information about bike share program data and permitting.

Seattle's bike share consists of electric-assist bicycles. In addition, since 2020, Seattle has offered a free-floating scooter share program. For scooter share program data and permitting information, visit the Scooter Share Data & Permitting page. If you are interested in learning how to use bike share or scooter share, visit: How to Use Scooter Share and Bike Share.

Bike Share Vendors

Seattle has issued bike share permits to Lime and Veo. Bike share permits are issued on a rolling basis.

Data Dashboard

The below dashboard shows a summary of the trip and fleet size data we use to inform permit compliance, program evaluation, and broader transportation planning purposes. If you have any questions about the data, please contact us at

General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS)

These data are accessible by API, and each company operating in Seattle will host its own API feed as a requirement of their permit terms. Details on the data specification, called the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS), can be found here, with current URLs listed below.

Lime Feeds

Veo Feeds

Questions or comments?

Please contact us at

SDOT Free-floating Bike Share Permitting Archive


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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