Bike rental schemes have been introduced for the last five years in different cities around the world with the common goal of reducing traffic congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution while promoting healthier lifestyles.

Melbourne and Brisbane were the first two cities in Australia to introduce bicycle rental schemes, doing so in 2010, although they were warned the concept would fail if riders were forced by law to use helmets. During its first week of usage, Melbourne Bike Share had 253 rentals. Six months…