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 will resume from Monday 14 December 2020 following a temporary pause due to COVID-19.
About e-bikes in Yarra
Lime is operating the e-bike trial following the purchase of JUMP from Uber earlier in 2020. The bright red and green bikes use the latest in GPS technology to ensure Yarra's footpaths remain safe and clear, and bikes are concentrated in areas where they are most in demand.
The trial is governed by a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Lime and the participating councils. Reviews will be held regularly throughout the year. If things aren’t working as expected, the trial 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 Lime, partner councils and our community to ensure that the e-bike trial goes smoothly.
Visit Lime for more information on the e-bikes.