Vincent Community Bike Library > now open for bookings!

Another TravelSmart initiative

Information for users of the VINCENT COMMUNITY BIKE LIBRARY 

City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre

The City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre will be handling all the bookings for the Community Bike Library - give them a call or visit the Centre to find out more.

Address: 244 Vincent Street Leederville,WA 6007

Phone: 9723 6000 

Fax: 9273 6099

Opening hours - 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Email: mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

To avoid disappointment, please pre-book your bike!

About the Library

The Vincent Community Bike Library is an initiative created by the City of Vincent and supported by the RAC and ZAP Electric Vehicles. Providing a wide range of well maintained bikes for the community to access on a short term basis greatly reduces the barriers for people to try cycling. As our Mayor John Carey says, “ Progressing cycling within Vincent is a top priority for our new Council given our busy inner-city streets and increased density. The bike library is a great step to take to ensure that we make use of our new bike infrastructure and just generally get more of our residents out and about on bikes to create a greener and healthier Vincent”.

Library bikes and equipment includes:

  • ZAP Electric cargo bike with seats and seatbelts for up to 4 young children
  • Zap Step through Electric Bikes x 2
  • Malvern Star Freedom 2.0 adult bikes (1 x woman’s; 2 x men’s)
  • Youth bikes x 2
  • Child bikes x 2
  • Toddler bikes x 2
  • 1 x cargo trailer
  • 1 x Pacific kiddie trailer with seats and seatbelts for two children

Fee schedule

  • Short Loan – 1 day
FREE (residents) / $10 (non-residents)
  • Weekend – 3 day
FREE (residents) / $20 (non-residents) (see Rules & Guidelines)

Safe Cycling

Always wear a helmet

A bike is a vehicle – know the road rules that apply to all road users as well as those specifically for cyclists

When riding on the road:

  • Obey traffic signals and signs
  • Give hand signals when turning
  • Have one hand on the handlebar while in motion
  • Must not ride within two metres of the rear of a motor vehicle, over a distance of more than 200 metres
  • Must not hold onto another moving vehicle or be towed by it
  • Must not ride on a freeway or other road that has designated restrictions that prohibit bicycle riding
  • Must not be more than two bicycles abreast on a road
  • Must not ride recklessly or carelessly

You can find out more on Cycling Rules at: http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/cycling

Rules and guidelines of the Bike Library

  • People must present proof of identification ( a copy will be taken) to borrow a bike
  • Bikes and equipment can be borrowed for a minimum of 3 hours and maximum of 3 days
  • It is recommended to reserve a bike by calling the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre on 9273 6000 or emailing mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • The last available time to hire a bike is 4.30pm (office closes at 5.00pm)
  • You must return the bike at the time agreed so as not to inconvenience the next booking
  • If you return the bike/equipment late, an additional $10 fee will be charged (applies also to residents)
  • An Australian Standards helmet will be supplied and must be worn at all times
  • If the bike is stolen while in your care, report to police immediately and then to the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre

Problems on the road

  • Please return the bike/equipment to the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre for repair if you encounter any problems
  • Mend a puncture on the front tyre if you know how
  • Do not attempt to mend a puncture on the rear tyre
  • Tell us if you made any repairs or alternations to the bike/equipment

Any questions?

What if I get a flat tyre?

  • If you get a flat tyre, it is advisable that you walk the bicycle to the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre 
  • If you know how, you may repair the FRONT tyre but do not attempt to repair a REAR tyre as this may void any insurance/warranty.
  • Please report any punctures upon returning the equipment

What if I have an accident?

  • Bicycles and equipment borrowed from the Library at your own risk. It is expected that you will take all reasonable care when using a bicycle.
  • If required, you are to contact the ambulance and wait for medical attention to arrive.
  • If significant personal or property damage has occurred involving another person or their property you are required to contact the police and make a police report as soon as possible.
  • For all incidents/accidents you are required to complete the Incident report form at the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre

What about insurance?

Bicycles and equipment borrowed from the Library are at your own risk. It is expected that you will take all reasonable care when using the equipment. The bike fleet is covered under the City of Vincent’s insurance if stolen. Please advise police immediately and contact the Vincent Administration and Civic Centre. However, any unreasonable damage to the bikes incurred by the user will be charged to the user.

For more information

For the full minutes of the 13 May Council Meeting where the initiative was approved (see item 9.2.3), please click here

Please contact our TravelSmart Officer on 9273 6000 or email: travelsmart@vincent.wa.gov.au

For more information on the Bike Network Plan, please click here.

For all things TravelSmart in Vincent, please visit this page

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