Bicycle Network: Where to Ride
Carrying bikes on trams.
Folding bikes allowed on trams
15 Febuary 2008. Today the Minister for Public Transport announced that from April 2008 folding bikes can be carried on trams as luggage. Guidelines for this initiative are in preparation.
Bikes on low-floor vehicles
We believe that bikes should be allowed on Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) vehicles at peak and off-peak times (providing that space is not required by disabled people).
Furthermore, bikes should be allowed on conventional, existing trams and buses at off-peak times.
Melbourne is to gain new trams and buses that comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). These vehicles will be designed with low floors and enough space to accommodate wheelchairs. This means plenty of room for bikes too. About 10 per cent of the fleet are expected to be DDA compliant in five years.
Many Melbourne trams are the same models as those in used in Europe, where passengers are permitted to take their bikes on the tram.