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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2021, 12:05:39 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Lagging infrastructure the key to Brisbane’s e-mobility push, sector says

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Transport sector groups say much more work is still needed to aid rapid growth in electric scooter and bike usage after the announcement of new council-led influx set to add a further 1800 vehicles to Brisbane streets in weeks.

Lagging infrastructure has been singled out as a key focus with renewed calls for a state government review of laws barring e-scooters from travelling on roads and bike lanes backed by initial responses to a trial in segregated CBD cycleways. ...
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2021, 01:39:20 PM »
Really annoyed Lime is getting the boot.  I used beam for the first time a few weeks ago in Adelaide and it was not a good experience. 
I understand that they were forced to limit them to 15km/h down there, but the poor customer service, the bikes locking once out of their service area.  Not great at all. 

And the "free" first ride that is someone limited to $5. 

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #202 on: June 04, 2021, 02:15:19 PM »
I tried one of the Neuron bikes in Adelaide back in March and I was not impressed.  Having an ebike myself I found them heavy and badly designed. They are very front heavy and just seem awkward to ride.

My own bike is about 20kg and feels light in comparison.

I'd not be surprised if the new bikes end up poorly used as well.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #203 on: June 04, 2021, 03:22:10 PM »
I had a similar problem when I first used lime bikes in Sydney.  Used them once and didn't use them again for safety reasons.   Almost rear ended a bus going down a steep hill because the brakes were so bad.

The council is doing the best job the can the stuff up something that could be so easily implemented

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #204 on: June 04, 2021, 03:23:33 PM »
I have ridden the Lime ebikes on the Gold Coast. They are good but also heavy. The seat does extend right up and caters for people up to 190-200cm. I can't compare with the proposed E bikes they are getting in Brisbane. Will have to wait and see. Yes it's a shame that Lime is going. It would of been good to have a third operator.
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #205 on: June 04, 2021, 03:31:34 PM »
By comparison I've seen images of the ebike hire scheme in Newcastle and they appear to be quite decent looking bikes,they have docking stations similar to city cycle and have decent plan pricing too, daily plan $10 with unlimited rides up to 60 minutes each.  https://bykko.com.au/

I'll be spending a few days in August (all going well) and hope to try these out.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #206 on: June 06, 2021, 01:18:00 PM »
By comparison I've seen images of the ebike hire scheme in Newcastle and they appear to be quite decent looking bikes,they have docking stations similar to city cycle and have decent plan pricing too, daily plan $10 with unlimited rides up to 60 minutes each.  https://bykko.com.au/

I'll be spending a few days in August (all going well) and hope to try these out.

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I was going to utilise those bikes last time I was there. Unfortunately the docking stations near the beaches have already rusted out. Not sure if they have been replaced since. Many of the bikes were  not rideable as well. Hopefully they have addressed that issue too.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #207 on: June 06, 2021, 01:20:56 PM »
From the report to Council the Electric bike docking station model for Brisbane was going to be too expensive and not sustainable in the long run. Hence why they chose a dockless system.

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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #208 on: June 10, 2021, 05:08:33 AM »
https://twitter.com/QueenslandWalks/status/1402499439181238277
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #209 on: June 10, 2021, 06:35:17 AM »
https://twitter.com/bbcouch/status/1402581237643030529
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Re: E-mobility Electric Scooters Electric bicycles
« Reply #210 on: June 23, 2021, 12:10:19 AM »
https://twitter.com/10NewsFirstQLD/status/1407236066302738432

 

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