Friday, April 8, 2011

NRMA to copy RACV and sponsor Sydney's BikeShare service - I'd pay to see that!

How does Melbourne Bike Share work?

•   Users can sign up for an annual subscription online or purchase a daily or weekly pass at a station.
•   If you are an annual subscriber, you insert your Melbourne Bike Share key into the bike dock.
•   Then choose a bike to unlock from the station.
•   You wait for the green light to flash, and remove your chosen bike from the selected dock.
•   At your destination, the bike can be returned to any station and locked back into the dock.
•   If you purchase a daily or weekly pass at the station, you swipe your credit card at the kiosk and get a 5-digit code.
•   Users then choose a bike to unlock from the stationyou type in the 5-digit code at the bike dock.
•   You wait for the green light to flash, and remove your chosen bike from the selected dock.
•   At your destination, the bike can be returned to any station and locked back into the dock.

accessed Friday 7 April 2011

3 comments:

  1. Given the schemes in Melbourne and Brisbane have been dismal failures I don't know why they'd waste money on it in Sydney too.

    Bike share simply won't work in Australia.

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  2. So why won't it work? CAn you explain it to someone who loves the idea, but is not up on the issues.
    Thanks

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  3. JC Decaux has been attempting to get permission for years to run their scheme in Sydney, it does so in other world cities - they even have bike trailers. The point in this case getting the NRMA to become proactive regarding bicycle use.

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