Tap-and-go coming to Brisbane CityCycle

CityCycle will soon see tap-and-go facilities implemented across all 150 bicycle stations, in the hopes of attracting more people to the flailing public transport option.

Brisbane City Council announced the new technology was expected to be rolled out by the end of the financial year, improving the current online signup model which had deterred many users in the past.

The new pay-and-go system would see credit and debit card facilities available at every station, making it quicker to sign up on the spot.

Users would be able to choose between a casual option of $2 or a monthly membership of $5, with an option to opt out at any time.

RACQ’s Renee Smith said the Club supported the new initiative and was hopeful it would improve patronage.

“The CityCycle scheme has always been a great transport option for locals and tourists alike, however the hiring process has been an issue,” Ms Smith said.

“We’re very hopeful this new system will be more attractive to commuters.

“The next step would be increasing in the number of cycle paths through the Brisbane CBD to further encourage people to take up cycling.”

For more information visit http://www.citycycle.com.au/.