Hire plan rolls out

The hotel has joined with Spinway for the automatic bicycle station which, in keeping with the City�s sustainability push, runs on solar power.

Esplanade Hotel general manager David Bornmann said bike users just had to insert their card, grab a bike and ride away, returning the bike to the station whenever they were finished.

�We were very keen to investigate this new initiative for Fremantle with Spinway after personally witnessing the success of the Melbourne bicycle hire stations the city installed throughout Melbourne some years ago,� he said.

�We are hopeful by this introduction to Fremantle, it may open doors for more stations to be installed around Fremantle with either private entities or the City�s support.

�What better way to enjoy the best aspects of Fremantle whilst doing something healthy?�

Each bike is tracked for distance, duration, calories burned and carbon offsets for each ride.