On Demand bike trial wheeled out in Newy

DEMANDING: Electric bikes will be in 19 locations across Newcastle.
DEMANDING: Electric bikes will be in 19 locations across Newcastle.

An electric bike share trial will be launched in Newcastle in early 2018 as part of the NSW Government’s On Demand public transport trial.

The intelligent electric bike sharing service will use an integrated bike docking system and smart technology including GPS tracking and mobile device checkout system.

The bike share service will be comprised of 19 stations, 156 docking points and 100 electric bikes deployed in the Newcastle network.

“Locations have been specifically designed to create a bike share network as an active transport connection between Hamilton, Newcastle West, Newcastle East and Newcastle CBD. 

To help alleviate cases of misuse all bikes must be returned to a docking bay,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.

The On Demand rental service will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week with customers able to book the ebikes by using a website that is also mobile friendly.

Bookings can be made 15-60 minutes before arriving to the docking station and payments can be done by debit card, credit card and Paypal.