Beam Wins Long Term Licences for Brisbane and Beyond

Two people wearing helmets riding on e-scooters

Brisbane, Qld On 21st December 2023 Beam announced that it had won its second consecutive operational license to operate in Brisbane, following a successful tender process for a new permit led by Brisbane City Council (BCC). Beam said that the licence will run from July 2024 to July 2027 and that it will bring shared…

Transport Necessities to Drive Micromobility in Regional Australia

Woman riding e-bike with flowers in the front and back carry section

Cairns, Queensland Efforts to entrench micromobility in Australia’s regional centres should focus on residents and groups struggling to find viable transport options, especially for the implementation of share services, according to a Far North Queensland planner recently returned from a study tour of the US. Town planner and community development consultant Nikki Huddy, who completed…

Queensland Steams Ahead with Active Transport Infrastructure

People on a bicuycle tour

Queensland Forty new active transport projects in Queensland will benefits from grants announced by the State Government late last month. The Government has awarded a total of more than $10.5 million in local government grants, in addition to the $9.3 million previously committed to projects underway with Queensland councils. The latest round of recipients includes…

First Seated E-Scooters for Australian Share Services

Person riding on a seated e-scooter

Brisbane, Queensland Seated e-scooters are available as part of a share service in Australia for the first time, with Beam introducing 200 of them to its Brisbane service last weekend. Beam says the seated scooters “offer a practical choice to those who find standing e-scooters and pedal assist e-bikes challenging for use, or those travelling…

Australia’s First Accredited Training for E-Scooter and E-Bike Mechanics

Man standing with e-scooter fleet

Brisbane, Queensland Australia’s first vocational pathway tailored to e-scooters and e-bikes is being developed by a pilot partnership between TAFE Queensland and share service provider Beam. The six-month pilot will begin next month to explore accredited training to create a nationally recognised qualification for e-bike and e-scooter mechanics, Beam announced this month. It says the…

Scooter Fines Near 1,000 in First Three Months of New Queensland Laws

Two people standing with e-scooter fleet

Brisbane, Queensland Nearly 1,000 fines were issued for e-scooter offences in Queensland in the three months since the State Government introduced new laws to enhance e-scooter rider safety. A total of 633 of these fines were issued to e-scooter users who were not wearing a helmet, according to figures released by the Department of Transport…

Interim Replacement for Randazzo as Bicycle Queensland CEO

Outgoing CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Rebecca Randazzo.

Brisbane, Queensland Bicycle Queensland has appointed an interim CEO, after Rebecca Randazzo this month stood down from the top job to explore new opportunities. Lisa Davies-Jones has stepped down from the BQ board to fill the interim role while the organisation develops a new strategic plan and then fills the CEO position. An experienced CEO…

Inside Beam’s Queensland Headquarters

Team members in Beam E-scooter warehouse

Brisbane, Queensland Most Australian cities are at least somewhere along the progression of either trialling or fully implementing shared e-scooter and e-bike systems. But they’re all playing catch up to Brisbane, which is already five years down the path and has the largest share fleet. Brisbane started with e-scooter share schemes in 2018 and Beam…

Beam Doubles Fleet in Cairns

Teo people posing with Beam e-scooters

Cairns, Queensland Beam added another 200 e-scooters to its share service in Cairns last week, doubling its fleet in the Far North Queensland city, after activating 10 more parking hubs during the past three months. The company now partners with more than 30 businesses throughout Cairns, with e-scooters parked at partner business locations using fixed…

Life-Changing Lessons as Chicks Turn 10

Thirty-two women participating in a Chicks Who Ride Bikes offroad skills workshop in Brisbane

Brisbane, Queensland A leading movement to encourage more Australian women to ride bikes will celebrate its 10 anniversary this month. Chicks Who Ride Bikes has attracted 23,000 members since it was established on 15 April 2013, as a way for founder Jordana Blackman to foster her own newfound love of cycling. Recovering from cancer and…