So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby Daicos Mullets » Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8:58 am

I noticed a couple of these next to the bike path in Docklands this morning.

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby parawolf » Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:20 am

half a dozen now on the footpath out the front of my office block of 35 Collins St.
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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby wagger » Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:24 pm

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby baudman » Tue 11 Jul 2017, 8:59 am

From the article in The Age

Others fear oBike, a private company, will profit from a monopoly on public infrastructure such as bike racks.

"As a regular bike commuter around Richmond I am now finding it hard to safely lock my bike in all the usual spots," wrote one woman on Facebook.


Perhaps I'm missing something. I lifted two out of the way so I could lock my bike the other day. They park them close to bike racks, but they're not attached to them. They're not light... but surely they're not immovable for most people?

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby Snuffy » Tue 11 Jul 2017, 9:31 am

On another note, a recent lunctime run took me down Lorimer Street and deep into the the industrial parts of Port Melbourne. I noticed a good number of the bikes parked throughout the area.

Hopefully it's a sign that people are using them to get to places that don't have great public transport.
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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby wagger » Tue 11 Jul 2017, 4:24 pm

The future?:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/small-bu ... 1ef0b6257b

Half way through the article re: dumped bikes, not the umbrellas
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Postby wagger » Tue 11 Jul 2017, 4:25 pm

The future?:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/small-bu ... 1ef0b6257b

Half way through the article re: dumped bikes, not the umbrellas:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business ... a50d1ff2ed
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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby wagger » Fri 04 Aug 2017, 1:19 pm

Out n about on Wednesday, so managed my first glimpse of the yellow/ silver o-bike.

Saw one chained to a street sign pole approx 150metres from Northcote Golf Course
Saw another two leaning against a power pole near the Cnr of Moreland Road and Melville road (on Moreland road).

Would be interested to see how far afield these are being "left".
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Postby ludlow » Fri 04 Aug 2017, 1:23 pm

There was one outside the Eltham Library yesterday looked a bit damaged, I would suspect it got there buy train and dumped.

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby peletor » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 11:09 am

I rode one! Far more intuitive system than the Melbourne Bike Share. Despite complaints from others I actually think the gearing was fine. The only issue I had was that the seat doesn't go high enough. So sad!

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby wagger » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 11:37 am

Out n about yesterday as a car passenger, they were "parked" everywhere. Councils are gonna get mightily p!ssed off very quickly if they aren't collected and collected quickly.

I counted 8 bikes leaning against people's front fences afar afield as Kew, Hawthorn, Heidelberg and bellfield. That's not even counting the bikes leaning against power poles and street signs. Parked in the middle of footpaths for elderly and disabled to trip over is a disaster waiting to happen.

Whilst all for their idea, the policing of storage needs to be investigated. Possibly similar locking mechanism to within a 7km radius of the cbd to shopping trolleys locking mechanism?

How are they policed in "clean" cities in China and Singapore?
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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby baudman » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 1:05 pm

wagger wrote:Out n about yesterday as a car passenger, they were "parked" everywhere. Councils are gonna get mightily p!ssed off very quickly if they aren't collected and collected quickly.


But that's the point. It's their broad spread and number which make it 'convenient' for use. If I don't have to walk far to get one, and can prop it where I'm headed, it's the ultimate in convenience.

peletor wrote:I rode one! Far more intuitive system than the Melbourne Bike Share. Despite complaints from others I actually think the gearing was fine. The only issue I had was that the seat doesn't go high enough. So sad!


The band (or should that be 'banned' ;) ) brakes were my largest area of concern.

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby Daicos Mullets » Tue 08 Aug 2017, 10:04 am

wagger wrote:Out n about yesterday as a car passenger, they were "parked" everywhere. Councils are gonna get mightily p!ssed off very quickly if they aren't collected and collected quickly.

I counted 8 bikes leaning against people's front fences afar afield as Kew, Hawthorn, Heidelberg and bellfield. That's not even counting the bikes leaning against power poles and street signs. Parked in the middle of footpaths for elderly and disabled to trip over is a disaster waiting to happen.

Whilst all for their idea, the policing of storage needs to be investigated. Possibly similar locking mechanism to within a 7km radius of the cbd to shopping trolleys locking mechanism?

How are they policed in "clean" cities in China and Singapore?


I don't think they've found the answer to that. I think it's one of the big problems they've experienced, large amounts of bikes just being dumped wherever, clogging up public spaces.

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby hamishm » Thu 10 Aug 2017, 12:12 pm

I saw one in a park here in Kew. I wonder how it's ever going to get back to the city.

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Re: So, who regularly uses the Melbourne Bike Share?

Postby LovinDirt » Thu 10 Aug 2017, 12:49 pm

hamishm wrote:I saw one in a park here in Kew. I wonder how it's ever going to get back to the city.


Part of me wants to leave one at the top of the one in twenty.... Anyone want to dink me home afterwards?
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