We are committed to expanding and improving our sustainable transport network, to increase the number of people choosing to walk, cycle and use public transport.
We support and promote the use of public transport (trams, trains and buses), plus walking and cycling and car sharing.
The sustainable transport network in Stonnington is diverse and complex, with trams, trains, buses, bicycle lanes and footpaths crisscrossing the City. Stakeholders in the network include bicycle groups, public transport user groups, state government and private companies providing public transport services.
Our role is to represent the interests of the Stonnington community to the government and private sector, who are responsible for the provision of transport services, facilities and infrastructure.
As a Metropolitan Transport Forum member, we promote effective, efficient and equitable transport by engaging in debates, research and policy development, and by providing information on transport options. For more information visit the Metropolitan Transport Forum website.
We have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with share bike provider Lime, for a one-year trial of their electric bike sharing service, commencing February 2022.
The e-bikes can be booked using the Lime or Uber apps, available through your smart device app store, and are parked in locations of most demand, such as near shopping precincts and train stations.
The service will cover most areas of Stonnington, plus areas within neighbouring local governments Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip who have been trialling the service since 2020.
Lime is fully responsible for the operation of the service and, throughout the trial, we will be monitoring the service to understand how the bikes are being used and if the service is working for the community.
Lime is a registered COVID-19 safe business and is following government advice by frequently cleaning and sanitising all bikes and helmets. Good Cycles, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with young people aged 18-24 experiencing disadvantage, will charge and maintain the e-bikes every two-to-three days.
Throughout the 12-month trial we will be working closely with Lime and our community to ensure the e-bike trial runs smoothly.
Visit Lime for more information.
Report an issue
For all enquiries or issues relating to the e-bike service please contact Lime*
* Please include the number plate number details located under the QR code or at the rear of the bike.
Frequently asked questions
How do I borrow a Lime bike?
You can borrow a Lime bike via the Lime or Uber app on your smart phone. Scan the QR code on the bike via the app to borrow that bike. As part of the booking process, you’ll get in-app safety and parking instructions.
How do I find the nearest Lime e-bike?
Using the Lime or Uber app, you will be able to see your nearest Lime e-bike location.
How fast do Lime e-bikes go?
The e-bikes are designed to travel up to 25 kilometres per hour. When riding an e-bike you must behave in accordance with Victorian Road Rules, ride safely and respect other road users.
Are there instructions on how to use the e-bikes?
Yes. Lime provides in-app instructions and videos on how to safely use and park the e-bikes.
Do I need to wear a helmet when riding a Lime e-bike?
Yes, the same road rules apply to electric bikes as regular bikes. Helmets are provided with the bikes and you must wear a helmet at all times, or risk a fine by Victoria Police if you fail to do so.
Are Lime e-bikes and helmets cleaned regularly?
Yes. Lime e-bikes and helmets are cleaned and sanitised every few days both around the streets and in the Lime warehouse.
Where can I park a Lime e-bike?
Please consider others when you park and be aware of no-parking areas shown on the app. Where possible, lock the bike to a public bike rack but if none is available park the bike next to the kerb, at least 1.5 metres from any building.
If you do park in a non-parking area you may be charged a penalty by Lime and their staff will need to move the bike.
How do I report a problem or concern about a Lime e-bike?
What happens if I ride a Lime e-bike outside the City of Stonnington
Lime e-bikes can travel outside of Stonnington into the neighbouring cities of Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip who are also trialling the Lime electric bike service.
If you travel outside of these areas you may receive a penalty charge.
Car share is a privately operated, membership-based service which provides access to conveniently located cars and vans. Vehicles can be rented by the hour or the day, on demand. The rental cost includes fuel, maintenance, road side assistance and regular cleaning.
Car sharing is a great way to have access to your choice of car or van when you need it without the expense and hassle of buying and ongoing maintenance. For many people, using car share can be much cheaper than owning their own vehicle.
By providing an alternative to car ownership, many car share members opt not to own a car or drive less, and make greater use of walking, cycling and public transport for everyday trips. Lower levels of car ownership can also reduce parking and traffic congestion on local streets in Stonnington, benefitting the broader community.
Council supports further expansion of the car share network in line with our adopted Car Share Policy(PDF, 207KB)
How does car sharing work and how do I join?
To join a car share service you pay a one-off joining fee and any relevant ongoing fees to one of the three car share companies operating in Stonnington:
Once a member, you can find and book nearby vehicles via an app, online or by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicle access is via a fob or card. Vehicles are generally parked and collected from specific marked parking spaces on-street, or off-street in Council and private car parks where they are returned to after us.
We encourage and support cycling through the provision of facilities, programs and services. Whether for fun, fitness or to commute, cycling offers a range of health, economic, social and environmental benefits to the community.
Cycling in Stonnington is easy and safe, with a network of accessible and conveniently located bike paths and trails. Our cycle network is complemented by facilities for resting and storing and securing bikes, and we will continue to build on this network to make our cycling facilities even better.
Stonnington Cycling Map
The Stonnington Active Travel Cycling Map details bike lanes and shared paths within Stonnington, plus shops, playgrounds, water fountains and public toilets.
View the Stonnington Cycling map online or for a pocket-sized map call us on 8290 1333.
Stonnington Cycling Reference Group
We have established a Stonnington Cycling Reference Group to:
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the City of Stonnington Cycling Strategy;
- Give input into specific cycling initiatives (such as programs and infrastructure planning and development);
- Provide feedback on general issues relating to the achievement of cycling objectives within the City; and
- Ensure cycling initiatives and programs are developed that achieve a balanced outcome - taking into consideration Council Plan priorities, stakeholder and community interests, and the urban environment.
The Group is not a decision making body and has no formal authority or delegated powers.
Members may represent the interests of local cycling groups, business or the general community, and must have an interest and some experience in cycling, traffic management or planning.
For more information or to enquire about joining the reference group call us on 8290 1333
Use Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner to find the best way to get around Melbourne on trams, trains and buses.
Stonnington Public Transport map
The Stonnington Active Travel Public Transport Map details bus, train and tram routes within the City, plus shopping precincts, playgrounds. public toilets and many other public facilities.
View the Stonnington Public Transport map online or for a pocket-sized map call us on 8290 1333.