Free Bike Share Melbourne
Free Bike Share Melbourne has been developed to help people share their old bikes which may be
sitting gathering dust in the shed or garage. If you and your friends share your old bikes
you'll create a pool of bikes that becomes a great resource for you, your family and your friends.
Free Bike Share Melbourne provides information and links to sites I used.
Free Bike Share Melbourne
Ever had an idea and wanted to do something about it? Free Bike Share Melbourne is such an idea.
Every time I went past my shed it was full of bikes. Bikes that rarely if ever got used and it meant I couldn't use my shed. I thought, what if I fixed up the bikes and made them available to family and friends. Bikes need to be safe and roadworthy, so they required a little work. Since the bikes would be left in public locations, having old looking bikes wasn't a problem. Less likely to get stolen. In the accessories section of Free Bike Share Melbourne I share where I found the best value parts for my bikes.
I also needed a way to let people know where the bikes were and for them to let me know where they'd left them. I'd already written a web app which allows people to share their current location, so I rewrote the web app for Free Bike Share Melbourne. People can send me an email or SMS, which lets me know the bike's last location, which I can then let the next person know. You can use this feature to do the same with your bike if you want.
Free Bike Share Melbourne has evolved and now includes the Bikes option which is a system to enable my family and friends to find, book, borrow and return bikes. Once this feature has been tested over time, if there is interest, the feature may be made available to others who wish to create a bike share group.
When you need a bike contact the person who has the bike and ask for the current location. They'll send you the location and the code to the lock. When you're finished, message them where you've left the bike using Location in the menu, Location allows you to share your current location where you are leaving the bike.
The Bikes area is a password protected area which enables a group to find, book, borrow and return a bike. This area is currently only available for my family and friends to use. If creating a bike share group interests you, you are welcome to register your details using the contact details on my site www.OnlineConnections.com.au. Once I've tested the service I'll consider ways to make this service available to others.
If you're sharing a bike with family and friends you need to make sure the bike is roadworthy and safe to ride. The following are accessories I needed to bring my bikes up to scratch.
Free Bike Share Melbourne web app comes with no warranty expressed or implied.
The Free Bike Share Melbourne web app is only for informational purposes and is not guaranteed to be error free.
The information on Free Bike Share Melbourne is not intended to be advice.