The city’s women’s bike share scheme is offering free helmet storage for two years to any resident who is in need of a bicycle.
The scheme, launched in December, was designed to provide an alternative to cars, where residents are not required to take a bike from home.
A new cycle share scheme has launched in Melbourne’s inner north-east, offering free helmets for two year to anyone who is needing a bike, for a limited time.
It was launched to coincide with the National Bike Month.
In the last 12 months, the scheme has seen an increase in ridership and a significant drop in helmet use.
Newly introduced bikes are not subject to the same rules as standard bicycles and have to be registered to the scheme.
“This new scheme is part of a broader program that aims to support young people and families who are struggling to make ends meet and who may not be able to afford to buy a car or bike,” Victorian Secretary for Community Safety and Wellbeing and Department of Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Simon Birmingham, said in a statement.
“We are delighted that the Victorian Government is continuing to listen to our young people who have spoken out about the need for a new and more affordable mode of transport for their families and friends.”
More information about the helmet storage scheme can be found here.