The Beginners Guide to Bike Share in Bondi
With the height of summer just around the corner, we at ofo, the world’s leader in bike share, are looking forward to more locals and tourists enjoying the glorious Eastern Beaches of Sydney on our bright yellow bikes. As the first to bring bike share to Australia with endorsement from local councils and a partnership with the peak cycling advocacy body, Bicycle NSW, we strive to lead by example by operating in Australia the right way.
By educating the public, speaking with councils, setting up local preferred parking zones (marked with a green P symbol in the app), and having dedicated teams on the ground to ensure the fleet are all in top shape and parked correctly with helmets, ofo aims to provide the best possible bike-share for Australians.
You might have seen us down at Bondi Beach for our launch on November 9, where we met with locals as we launched 200 bikes in Bondi Junction, Bronte, Tamarama, and Dover Heights. We showed locals how easy it is to ride with ofo; simply download the ofo app, unlock via Bluetooth, and go! Even Hodgie and the team at Bondi Radio had a go.
We believe that bike sharing is the future of sustainable and healthy transport options to get from point A to B. That’s why, to date, ofo has globally connected more than 10 million bikes in over 180 cities across 20 countries, has been generating more than 32 million daily transactions, and provided over 200 million global users with 4 billion convenient and green rides.
Residents and visitors will be able to rent bikes for as little as $1.00 for 30 minutes, with an individual ride cap of $5.00, and no deposit or subscription, making ofo the most competitively priced bike share platform in the country. People can try ofo’s lightweight, geared bikes with their first ride free and without providing their banking details, so why not try it?
Sydney’s Eastern Beaches are the ideal location to embrace bike share as it can fit into the already thriving outdoor, healthy lifestyle that the Bondi area encapsulates so well. The bike share movement, and ofo, was originally born in China, where students would borrow each other’s bikes instead of buying their own. We started as a platform where people could donate their own private bike to the platform and thereby gain access to an entire fleet of bikes. Since then, we’ve grown and now provide an even bigger and more environmentally friendly point to point mobility solution.
We are excited to be involved in initiatives here in Australia with Bicycle NSW, such as Gear Up Girl, which aims to get more young women out being active and cycling. We’ll be announcing some more exciting events around Sydney too, so keep an eye out for that.
On a more global scale, we have also committed to environmental agreements such as the United Nations Development Programme’s C40 Cities ‘Benefits of Climate Change’, as we believe that bike-sharing provides a sustainable solution to reducing transport emissions.
Bike-share offers a great cost effective and healthy solution for getting around the Eastern Beaches, so why not find yourself an ofo using the app and try one today?