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 longer distances”.
The seated model has the same safety features as Beam’s ‘L-shaped’ standing e-scooters, including triple brakes, dual front suspension, a Bluetooth helmet lock and phone holders.
“Brisbane has experienced great success with shared micromobility, which has become a preferred means of transportation and seen over seven million kilometres ridden on Beams across the city,” Beam’s Queensland Operations, Manager Andrew Dodd, said.
“However, they have not been accessible to all members of the local community, which is a gap we are looking to address with the launch of seated e-scooters.
“The seated e-scooters provide an accessible option for those who prefer a more comfortable seated position for longer journeys, and those not comfortable with the pedal assist e-bikes.
“Our goal is to bring safe, sustainable and equitable transportation to as many residents as possible across Brisbane, and we look forward to seeing the Brisbane community embrace Brisbane’s newest mode of transportation.”