Bike Share

What is dockless bike share?

Bike share schemes have a role in Waverley LGA in providing easy access options to sustainable transport.

Dockless bike share is a new business model where people are able to hire a bike through a smartphone app. Bikes can be used for return or one-way trips. Unlike docked bikes you may have seen in cities like Melbourne, these bikes don't have to be returned to a docking station. You can ride them anywhere, anytime, as long as you use them responsibly.

Bike share enquiries or feedback

Please note that these bike share services are not owned or implemented by Waverley Council.

If you are interested in using these services, or you spot a share bike which is causing obstruction, you can contact the bike share companies directly. Note that the bikes can also be picked up and moved to an appropriate location if necessary.

Current operators are:

Guidelines for bike riders

Safe Bike parking

Bike share users should park bikes in an appropriate place when they have finished their ride. This means keeping footpaths clear for pedestrian use.

Bike share users are encouraged to park their bike near bike racks but not to take up space for regular bikes that need to be locked to a fixed point. Share bikes are designed so they don’t need a bike parking hoop. They can be placed near public bike racks but any rack space should be left free for regular bicycles that need to be locked to a fixed point.

It’s vital the Waverley LGA is a safe place for both cycling and walking, and we expect all bike riders to park their bikes appropriately. Please read our do's and don'ts of parking share bikes.

Inappropriate bike parking includes parking across footpaths that are too narrow or busy, or where they could pose a safety hazard.

Waverley Council is investigating sites to setup ‘pop-up’ bike parking which are suitable for dockless share bikes and other bikes that don’t need to be secured to a rail.

Responsible riding

Riders should obey NSW road rules at all times. NSW Police enforces the road rules and can issue penalties for offences. Contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 for more information.

Guidelines for Bike Share Operators

Bike share has an important role to play in Sydney’s transport future.

Councils, public landholders and bike share operators are committed to working together to establish a balanced position that achieves transport, environment, health and other related goals as well as the fair use of public space.

These guidelines set out minimum standards and expectations for dockless bike share operations in Sydney and will be in operation from 22 December 2017. Councils and relevant authorities will review operations every three months.

These guidelines apply across the six municipalities of: Canada Bay, City of Sydney, Inner West, Randwick, Waverley, and Woollahra.