Bike Share to PTV

Melbourne’s Bike Share will be run by PTV in an effort to integrate cycling into public transport

Bike Share to PTV
Melbourne Bike Share

Responsibility for Melbourne Bike Share will be transferred to Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to provide increased opportunities for integration with public transport networks.

PTV CEO Mark Wild says the bike share scheme has been a welcome addition to Melbourne’s transport network.

"Melbourne Bike Share is attracting more than 600 rides a day in peak season, and it will be a great fit with PTV," he says.

"Melbourne Bike Share is increasingly popular for leisure and tourism, and as part of people’s daily commute, but we’d like to see it play more of a role in extending the public transport network.

"At PTV, the scheme will be part of our strategic, public transport planning, and we’re excited about the improvements this will deliver."

While day to day operation of the Melbourne Bike Share will remain the same at first, PTV will investigate development of the program.

"We’ll be looking forward to working together with stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement," says Wild.

"We’ll be considering how Melbourne Bike Share may develop and have better links with the public transport network.

"We’ll also be looking at how our customer information base here at PTV can support Melbourne Bike Share’s regular customers and attract new ones, through our PTV website, marketing and research."

Responsibility of Melbourne Bike Share is held by VicRoads and RACV is contracted to operate the facility until June 30, 2016 2016.

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