Oh no, oBikes are leaving Melbourne! But this doesn’t mean bike sharing schemes are dead

14 Jun 2018
oBike stuck in tree
oBike was the first dockless bike sharing scheme in Australia. Credit: Daniel du Plooy

The yellow oBikes are set to leave Melbourne, with the Singaporean company reportedly breaking the news to Melbourne City Council on Tuesday morning. The decision came around two weeks after the Environmental Protection Authority issued new rules and fines around stranded bikes.

But while oBike crashed quickly (less than a year into its operation), this doesn’t mean Melbourne just isn’t cut out for bike sharing schemes. It’s likely that others will survive – as long as they aren’t dockless.

Read the full story on The Conversation 

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