An innovative, world-first partnership between social enterprise TAG Mobility, a subsidiary of mass transit specialist Transit Australia Group, and the world’s first and largest bikesharing company Mobike has today launched a new bikeshare service on the Gold Coast in time to welcome visitors for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It is the first partnership of its nature, ensuring the Gold Coast’s bikeshare scheme integrates seamlessly with existing transport and city infrastructure, while maximising the convenience of the bikes.
Working in close collaboration with City of Gold Coast, the scheme adopts a hybrid approach to dockless bikeshare including the introduction of recommended parking areas called ‘Mobike Preferred Locations’, offering a convenient and easily identified parking location.
Another unique feature underpinning the scheme is its commitment to pedalling positive social outcomes for the Gold Coast. TAG Mobility has engaged Good Cycles to use the scheme to engage people experiencing long-term unemployment with meaningful local job opportunities.
TAG Mobility General Manager Derek Mollison said the Gold Coast scheme would create a global benchmark in dockless bikeshare.
“While bikeshare is still in its infancy in Australia, we have worked closely with the City of Gold Coast and our partners to carefully design an initiative which integrates seamlessly with existing transport modes and city infrastructure,” Mr Mollison says.
“The result is a world-class mobility solution which can be scaled up in line with demand – and which contributes positively to the community through our social enterprise model."
Read the full media release at tagroup.net.au.