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Members Statement: Melbourne Bike Share Scheme

Mr HIBBINS: I also wish to express my disappointment in the government’s decision to scrap the Melbourne Bike Share scheme. Almost every world-class city has a successful public bike share scheme. But Melbourne’s is half‑baked scheme never got the support it needed from government to work. It was almost as if it were set up to fail. There were never enough bikes and stations. I used to see people riding down Chapel Street on them all the time, visiting Prahran Market, but we never got any stations put there. There was a lack of proper bike infrastructure in the inner city. We should have looked at how we could address helmet laws and the free tram zone, and it could have been incorporated with Myki. I urge the government to reconsider their decision and fix this scheme.