Jmuzz wrote:djw47 wrote:I don't think there would be many tourists travelling to Sydney who would change their mind because of the rules associated with the bike rental scheme.
Word of mouth, someone gets a $350 fine for using a bikeshare, that's going to hurt their review of Australia as a destination.
They don't even have to mention the fine, just puts a bad taste in their mouth which damages their overall opinion of the country.
It's already such an expensive trip, doesn't take much to cost us visitors.
Fining foreigners achieves nothing. They have travel insurance, big bucks for private hospitals when they crash.
I doubt anybody outside of Australia cares to be honest.