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.


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