Canberra to See Two Scooter Share Schemes Launch in Sept 2020

An e-scooter rental scheme will launch in Canberra from September 2020, after two providers were chosen to roll out the service.

Beam Mobility and Neuron Mobility have secured permits to provide up to 750 e-scooters each.

Transport Minister Chris Steel said he expected the scheme to be popular with Canberrans and visitors to the city.

“The ACT government will now work with the two successful operators to finalise the operational arrangements to ensure the scheme is rolled out to be safe, convenient and accessible,” Mr Steel said.

Beam scooters are coming to Canberra too.

Beam Mobility is the largest micromobility company in the Asia-Pacific with operations in Auckland, Christchurch, Bunbury, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei.

Neuron is the leading e-scooter operator in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in Singapore in 2016, the company operates in eight locations including Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide and Auckland.

E-scooters were legalised in Canberra in December 2019. The can be used on shared paths but are not permitted on roads or on-road bicycle lanes.

They can go up to 15km/h on footpaths and up to 25km/h in other locations.

A longer version of this article was first published in the Canberra Times.

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