Mobike is currently in the process of removing all bike share bikes from the Gold Coast network. According to the current schedule provided by Mobike, all their bikes will be removed from the Gold Coast by 16 June 2019.
As part of its planned withdrawal, Mobike have already removed the option to auto renew a subscription and purchase a monthly pass. The Mobike platform and support will remain available until 16 June 2019.
The City is working with Mobike to ensure the withdrawal process is conducted efficiently and bikes are available for customers to use for as long as possible. The City is in the process of decommissioning the Mobike preferred parking locations by removing the Mobike branded signs, lines and decals. The preferred parking locations which include bike racks will be available for public use once decommissioned.
Since Mobike’s bike share scheme launched on the Gold Coast in February 2018, more than 100,000 people registered to use the scheme with each bike being ridden on average twice a day. Given the success of the bike share scheme, the City intends to go back to the market later this year to enter into a contract with a supplier who can provide a bike share scheme for the Gold Coast.
In April 2018, Mobike was purchased by Meituan-Dianping who made the decision to withdraw Mobike from the Gold Coast as part of their strategy to focus their operations in China.