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Melbourne Bike Share: Helmets for Hire

Posted in Models by Rob Eales on October 13th, 2010

Source: The Age

From Helmets for hire in bike share scheme by Ashley Argoon:

HELMETS are now available for purchase from vending machines as part of the $5.5 million Melbourne Bike Share scheme, Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas announced this morning on Ride to Work Day.  The helmets, made from polystyrene and thermoplastic, will be available from vending machines at Southern Cross Station and Melbourne University on a three-month trial period.

A slow adoption of the CBD bike hire scheme since it was launched in May has been blamed on the lack of available helmets and the prospect of a $146 fine for riding without protective headwear.  The new hire helmets will cost five dollars and can be returned at 7-Eleven stores for cleaning, disinfection and lining replacement. Riders returning the helmets will receive three dollars cash back.

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For more information on Melbourne Bike Share visit www.melbournebikeshare.com.au.