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Wheels fall off bike rentals

By Alec Smart There are many benefits to the much-maligned brightly coloured rental bicycles strewn everywhere. They’re cheap, reliable, convenient and useful if you need to commute a short, relatively flat distance in an area where parking is limited and public transport expensive. They also reduce traffic congestion, encourage people to exercise and are a […]

Share Bikes Rounded Up

By LANIE TINDALE Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has been rounding share-bikes off pathways, saying that “we now have to use the stick.” Three months ago, 6 Sydney councils proposed guidelines for bike share companies. The Inner West Council announced a trial period of three months for the companies to comply, which has now come […]

Authorities tyre of hire bikes

BY ALEC SMART Dockless rental bicycles risk being impounded in future if they obstruct pedestrians after several inner city councils called for better monitoring and retrieval. Facing a clampdown are Singapore’s silver & yellow OBikes and China’s all-red ReddyGo hire bicycles – costing $1.99 per half hour and unlocked by a smartphone app - that […]