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, contact Lime - please include the number plate number details located under the QR code or at the rear of the bike.
Online: Complete the form
Call: 1800 861 305
App: Report it through the Lime app
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, roadside assistance and regular cleaning.
There are currently three car share companies operating in Stonnington:
Car share is a great alternative to personal car ownership, and removes the expense and hassle of buying and maintaining a car. A well-developed car share network can reduce parking demand in the local area, reduce car dependency, and encourage walking, cycling and public transport use.
In Stonnington there are car share vehicles located on- and off-street in:
- Malvern East
- South Yarra
Full details of car share locations is available on the operator’s websites and mobile apps.
The city is looking to expand the car share network in line with the Council-adopted Car Share Policy.
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 ongoing fees.
Once you are 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 City of Stonnington and private car parks where they are returned after use.
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.
Supporting safer cycling in our streets
(Sharrows ... what are they and how do they work?)
We're committed to improving cyclist safety and encouraging more people to cycle more often and, through our Cycling Strategy 2020-25, have identified a network of local streets to play a bigger role making cycling through our neighbourhoods safer.
To distinguish the local streets as safe cycling zones, sharrows (or share lane markings) have been painted on the road pavement.
Sharrows are used to reinforce a local, low traffic road as a shared space for cyclists and motorists, and are often used on streets where there isn't enough room for a dedicated cycle lane. Sharrows also position cyclists away from parked vehicles to avoid dooring accidents, and act as a reminder to motorists and cyclists that this is a shared space.
Studies have shown sharrows increase operating space for cyclists, improve safety and reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and cars. They also reduce the incidence of cyclists using footpaths resulting in less accidents between pedestrians and cyclists.
The following map showing local Stonnington roads where sharrows have already been installed, with more planned to create links throughout the city. The roads chosen have a speed limit of 50 km/h or less and the volume of traffic within reasonable limits.
Download Stonnington streets with bike sharrows map(PDF, 230KB)
Stonnington Transport Advisory Committee
The City of Stonnington has introduced a Transport Advisory Committee. Committee members are people who work, live and study in the municipality who have knowledge, experience, expertise, skills and passion for local transport and transport-related issues. The role of the committee is to provide Council with advice and support the implementation of the Stonnington Integrated Transport Plan 2020 to 2025 and supporting documents.
Learn more about the Transport Advisory Committee here.
For more information or to enquire about joining the committee call us on 03 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 03 8290 1333.