The Brisbane bike hire service that has been notoriously underused since its inception nearly a decade is finally coming to a close, with this year seeing them transitioned out in place of eBikes: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/outdoor...
What this means is that memberships are now reduced from a whopping $3 a month to now be TOTALLY FREE!
If you ride over 30 minutes, you will be charged a small fee, however I will share a helpful tip to completely avoid that. There are a bunch of 'bonus' stations littered around the city, and if you dock at them, you get 15 bonus minutes attached to your account, which are only deducted if you use the bike for an amount of time you would usually be charged for. Through planning my routes around these stations, I very quickly racked up 10 hours of bonus minutes, meaning there is no chance I will ever be charged again, nor have to worry about going a few minutes over. You can even cycle back & forth between a 'bonus' and 'non-bonus' station, and the 15 bonus minutes will keep piling onto your account: http://www.citycycle.com.au/News/CityCycle-Updates/CityCycle...
I personally think the whole service was pretty underrated for only a couple of bucks a month, and the horrible website/machine interface paired with laughable marketing really stopped it ever getting off the ground. I'm also pretty disappointed that the Brisbane City Council signed a TWENTY YEAR contract for these bikes back in 2010, and now have to give JCDecaux free prime real estate advertising space all around the city for the next 10 years for nothing in return (but let's not get political…….). https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisban...
Here is hoping the eBikes are a welcome modern addition & help more people feel confident using public transport to get where they need!
The first 30 minutes of every trip is FREE!
31 minutes to 60 minutes - $2
Every 30 minutes after - $5 each
A security deposit of $48 will only be debited if you fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions of CityCycle or if a bike is not returned within 24 hours.