Transport in Port Phillip
Melbourne Bike Share Blue Bikes
How does it work?
To use the Melbourne Bike Share bikes, you buy a subscription for a day or a week at a bike share docking station. Annual subscriptions can be bought online.
Bike share is a cheap and fast way to cover short distances (and avoid parking hassles).
When you want to use a bike, you insert your subscription key (or swipe your credit card for a daily or weekly subscription) to unlock the bike from the dock. When you have finished with the bike, you can return it to any one of the docking stations around the inner city.
Bike sharing is where a number of bikes are made available for shared use amongst individuals who do not own any of the bikes.
Melbourne Bike Share is part of the Department of Transport’s focus on delivering transport improvements to Victoria. Bike sharing is a more sustainable, healthy, and community-based transport option.
Where are the bike docking stations?
Bike Share stations are located around the inner city and have a growing number of docking stations in the City of Port Phillip in:
- South Melbourne & Port Melbourne
- Albert Park & Gasworks Park
- along the foreshore
- along St Kilda Road
For a full list of the locations available in Port Phillip and across inner Melbourne visit Melbourne Bike Share.
Do I need a helmet?
Most Blue Bikes come with a helmet. Just to be sure, it is best to bring your own or purchase one for $5 from 7-Eleven stores. Riding without a helmet is illegal in Australia.
Why does the Council support bike share?
Council is keen to support bike riding and bike share as part of its vision to create a connected and liveable City, where residents, workers and visitors can get around without needing a car.
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