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Councils unite to clean up share bike shamble

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Sydney’s dockless bike scheme continues to disappoint.

You’d be lucky to find a share bike with a missing helmet or without a missing seat.

The bikes are showing up in trees, in waterways, in tips and even dangling off road signs.

Sydney councils are now calling for something to be done.

Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne tells Chris Smith it’s time for the companies responsible to lift their game.

“We are very concerned about public safety. Kids riding around with no helmets is now happening quite frequently.

“Almost none of the bikes being parked on the street have helmets left with them.

“I do wish that [Transport Minister] Andrew Constance, had agreed to come up with a set of rules for the whole of Sydney or NSW.”

In the Minister’s absence, six councils have united to fix the shamble.

“This hands-off approach has got to end,” Mr Byrne says.

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