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Brisbane bikes off to slow start

Bike hire in Brisbane started on October 1 and in the first month and a half (to November 17) there have been 2,516 subscriptions, including 478 Casual or Daily ones. That implies that a few more than 2000 ‘serious intent’ users have subscribed, some of whom may have tested the water with a day’s subscription to start with. They have used the scheme 10,569 times, or nearly 225 times per day.

With about 60 of the planned 150 hire stations open by this date, and about 10 bikes per station, each bike was used more than once every three days. This compares with much higher average usage rates for cities without helmet laws, for example in Dublin each bike has been used on average more than 6 times per day.

Brisbane Council has provided for sale or hire of 1635 helmets, 300 to retailers, the remainder to corporate supporters.

Wed 1 Dec 2010

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