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With the launch of Mobikes last week, the Gold Coast joined the many cities that provide a public bike-share scheme. Bike-sharing schemes allow people to share public bicycles. Their successful use contributes to creating sustainable cities by providing residents and visitors a transport option with low environmental impact. The specific features of each bike-share scheme vary from city to city. With Mobike, the Gold Coast City Council has opted for a dockless… Read More

Riding Adelaide Free Bikes on Park Lands Trail

The idea of Free Bikes has an appealing ring to it. Who wouldn’t take a second glance at seeing something they like on offer for free? On a recent visit to Adelaide, without my own bike to ride, I decided to see how this worked. Adelaide sits on Australiaโ€™s southern coastline with a desert to the north and vineyards lining its eastern hills. It is Australia’s fifth most populated city and, like… Read More

Theyโ€™re silver with a yellow tail and seen in growing numbers around the streets of Brisbane. Once an exotic species and thought to be on the brink of extinction, Brisbaneโ€™s CityCycle bicycles are pedaling their way to a new life. On a recent visit to this sub-tropical city, I enjoyed a winter weekend wheeling my way around Brisbaneโ€™s inner city sights using the cityโ€™s bike-share scheme. Bike-sharing systems allow people to share… Read More