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Sustainable bicycles at sustainable house day

September 12, 2009

The idea is the houses in the village can hire there bikes from a pool to use to side to the shops etc. They are distributued by Urban Mover.

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  1. Hi

    An interesting idea. I wonder what sort of prices and how easy it will be to grab a bike. I suspect access and ease of use will be the critical factor here, but then for these sorts of trips in your local area, why not just have your own bike?

    Regards
    Andrew

    • The bikes are about $1500 each and the batteries last around 2 yrs average use. ($700 to replace them)

      The eco village is hard to explain. It is on the river cycling path and the nearest shops about 1km or so up a slight incline. The idea is they want people to not use (or need) a car to go on short trips for groceries, or even longer trips into the city. The other point in it is expected a lot of the residents are going to be down scaler, retirees for whom riding a bike might seem a bit daunting.

      It is an interesting project. I live in the streets nearby but nearly bought into it. http://www.lochielpark.com.au the bike people only had an international site http://www.urbanmover.com .

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