Unley Launches Latest Scooter Trial in Inner Adelaide

Beam’s presence in Adelaide has been further boosted by its selection for a trial in the City of Unley, once again alongside Neuron Mobility.

Adelaide, South Australia Inner-city council area Unley is the latest Adelaide municipality to launch an e-scooter trial, signing up with Beam and Neuron Mobility for a service that began on Monday. The trial, launched on the eve of Adelaide’s festival season, will run for six months, with a review planned for July to determine if…

ACT Scooter Share Schemes Tipped to Expand

Escooters in Canberra

Canberra, ACT Although there will not be an official announcement until July, results of a major government survey and comments made by local politicians are pointing towards a likely continuation and expansion of Canberra’s current scooter share schemes. The survey of 1,907 people found that 65% of respondents supported the current scheme, 16% were neutral…

Bike and Scooter Share is Booming in Darwin

Darwin Neuron Bike and Scooter Share

Darwin is one of Australia’s most remote cities. Geographically it’s closer to Singapore than Sydney. It’s the capital city for the Northern Territory, which is Australia’s most sparsely populated state or territory with

When Will Our Governments Start Joining the Dots?

Spin Scooter

In this article I’ll look at two recent decisions by two different governments, that are equally disturbing for a slightly differing set of reasons.

Banning Scooter Trials: Andrew Constance has deep roots in the Bega region on NSW’s far south coast. In the 1860’s his great-great-grandfather, James Constance, drove a team of bullocks through the Bega Valley and settled there as a bush pioneer until his death in 1912. Andrew Constance told this story in greater detail during his maiden speech to the NSW parliament on 21st May 2003.

In that same maiden speech he said, “The broader policy questions about the environment mean surely it is time to dare our Government and citizens to consider every option…”

NSW Abandons E-scooter Trial – Minister ‘Not in the Mood’

Andrew Constance

The NSW government has abandoned plans for an electric scooter trial in Sydney despite a national push to legalise the mobility devices.

Electric scooters are illegal on roads and footpaths in NSW, but sales continue to grow.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he was “not in the mood” to have e-scooters on Sydney streets, even though his department ran a lengthy process recommending conditions for holding a trial.

New York City to Trial First Scooter Share Scheme

With its dense population, wealth and global profile, e-scooter share scheme rights for New York City will be a keenly sought after prize.

On Friday 30th October the New York City invited companies to apply for an e-scooter pilot program, expected to launch in March 2021. Companies of all sizes, some from overseas, said they intend to apply. They included established U.S. firms Bird and Lime and two leading European companies, Voi and TIER. New York City is…