The cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip have joined to trial a dockless electric bike (e-bike) share scheme for one year.
The joint e-bike trial between the cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip has been temporarily suspended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Prior to the pandemic, our community embraced JUMP's e-bikes and their many benefits, with the number of complaints and vandalism much lower compared to previous share schemes.
However, the health and safety of our community always comes first. We look forward to a time in the future where we can give e-bike share on Yarra’s streets another go.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on the future of e-bike share in Yarra.
About e-bikes in Yarra
JUMP, a branch of the popular ride share company Uber, is operating the trial. The bright red e-bikes were launched on Melbourne’s streets in early-March 2020. They use the latest in GPS technology to ensure our footpaths remain safe and clear, and concentrate bikes in areas where they are most in demand.
The trial is governed by a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) between JUMP and the participating councils, which was signed on Wednesday 5 February 2020. Reviews will be held regularly throughout the trial. If things aren’t working as expected, it can be cancelled at any time.
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 JUMP, partner councils and our community to ensure that the e-bike trial goes smoothly.
Visit JUMP for more information on the e-bikes.