Integration is essential for micromobility to be successfully embraced as a mainstream transportation option – and wayfinding must be central to that seamless connection, according to an international study by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
E-scooter share schemes will be trialled in four Victorian local government areas from later this year, in a 12-month pilot coordinated by the State’s Department of Transport.
Three metropolitan councils – the cities of Yarra, Melbourne and Port Phillip - will be joined by the regional City of Ballarat for the trial announced last month.
Long-standing micromobility share scheme operator Lime last month launched two social equity programs in Australian cities – a discounted ride program for Health Care Card holders and a free-ride initiative to encourage COVID vaccinations.
E-scooter share schemes in the heart of Adelaide are poised for further expansion, with the City of Adelaide council resolving to extend a pilot in North Adelaide for another 12 months.
A meeting of the council last month voted to apply to the South Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure for an extension of the North Adelaide trial beyond its current deadline of 31 October.