Melbourne Bike Share, Australia

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Melbourne Bike Share

Bike Share is also in Melbourne, Australia. I recently visited Melbourne and I really love this travel conceptMelbournians and especially all overseas visitors get to experience the convenience of a public bike system. That is such a wonderful idea for both the young and old. Bike sharing is an alternative means of urban transport that is both healthy and versatile.

I was in Europe and had seen with my own eyes how the system works and it is such a creative way for tourist to use ‘paddle power’ instead of fuel.

Melbourne Bike Share is a convenient way to make a short trip in the city. Apparently all we have to do is to purchase a subscription that suits you, take a bike when you need it and then return it to one of the 50 bike stations throughout the city.

Check out the picture of bike share in India !. Looks like they are more advance than the more developed world.

In Italy, it is similar. You pay for a daily or hourly fee and take a bike. When you get to your final destination or at your designated hour, you return the bike to the person in charge. It is usually a person sitting there.

Isn’t this exciting? Whether you’re commuting to work, running an errand at lunch or going across town for a meeting or lecture, Melbourne Bike Share extends your public transport options and makes the CBD more accessible than ever before. Will this replace using trams? I believe that could be in only certain cases. Anyway tourists can see more of nearby places on a bike than the tram..

Individual and corporate subscriptions are available.
1-year subscriptions will be available online. Daily and weekly access will be available at the pay station of every Melbourne Bike Share dock. Payment will be made with VISA or MasterCard.

Personally I like to use it occasionally so I chose to buy the daily pass to help me get from my destination to another. As an individual you can purchase a subscription for a day, week or year and as long as your trips last less than 30 minutes that’s all you’ll pay. A daily subscription is $2.50 per day or a weekly subscription is$8.00 per week.

Annual subscriptions is only $50 a year giving you access to a bike anytime of the day or night. Once you subscribe, a key will be sent to you in the mail. How cool is that!

Corporate keys are available for $200 per key. These keys may be transferred between employees and the first hour of each trip is free. Can you imagine yourself cycling, excising during your lunch break? That is a wonderful thought!

I stayed at It is very close to the train station and other public transport. Very clean and private and very reasonable as room can accomodate 2 adults and 2 kids. Better than in a hotel.

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