E-bikes return to Yarra
Monday 14 December 2020
The joint e-bike trial between the cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip will resume from Monday 14 December 2020, following a temporary pause during COVID-19.
Lime is now operating the trial, following the purchase of JUMP e-bikes from Uber earlier in the year.
City of Yarra Mayor Gabrielle de Vietri said e-bikes will play an important role in Yarra’s recovery from COVID-19.
“Getting people to move around more sustainably will help us build back better from the pandemic, and help lower carbon emissions in our great city.”
The e-bikes can be hired via both the Lime and Uber apps, with an initial rollout of around 300 e-bikes to Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip over the coming weeks.
Good Cycles, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with young people aged 18-24 experiencing disadvantage, will charge and maintain the e-bikes every two-to-three days.
Yarra will be working closely with Lime, partner councils and our community to ensure that the e-bike trial goes smoothly.
Read more about E-bikes in Yarra.