Canberra’s e-scooter scheme is now Australia’s largest

In an Australian first, the ACT Government’s popular e-scooter scheme is now available city-wide – bringing sustainable, convenient travel to the whole of Canberra.

“With shared e-scooters now available across the entirety of our city, Canberrans can travel north to south and east to west using a range of shared paths and connecting links,” said Minister for Transport Chris Steel.

“This will make Canberra Australia’s largest shared e-scooter city – with our operating area now covering more than 132 square kilometres.

“We have been working closely with Beam and Neuron to develop the right approach for rolling out the entire scheme, by implementing slow zones, designated parking sites and no parking zones to keep the scheme functional and safe.

“The scheme has proven to be incredibly popular, and allows Canberrans from all walks of life to make convenient trips in their local area, or connect to larger journeys using public transport.”

This latest expansion means e-scooters will be available in the following suburbs:

  1. Wanniassa
  2. Oxley
  3. Monash
  4. Greenway
  5. Bonython
  6. Isabella Plains
  7. Coombs
  8. Wright
  9. Holder
  10. Waramanga
  11. Stirling
  12. Pearce
  13. Torrens
  14. Farrer

E-scooters are incredibly popular with more than 2.4 million trips taken since they were first trialled in Canberra in 2020.

Both e-scooter providers will continue to host come and try pop-ups across Canberra to make sure the community can learn how to safely operate an e-scooter.

Quotes attributable to Neuron Mobility Head of ANZ Richard Hannah:

“E-scooters are a great way for locals as well as tourists to travel in a safe, convenient and sustainable way. Recent rider research shows the majority of Neuron trips result in a purchase at a local business and this is providing a welcome boost to the local economy.

“As we expand, safety remains our top priority. Our e-scooters are packed with cutting-edge features designed to make them as safe as possible for riders and pedestrians. We encourage riders try our digital education platform, ScootSafe Academy, to learn how to use our e-scooters in a safe and responsible way.”

Quotes attributable to Beam’s Canberra Operations Manager Ned Dale:

“As we expand our footprint further in Canberra, we’re committed to introducing new technology and upgrades to our e-scooters to improve safety for all Canberrans who use the roads.

“Ahead of our expansion into Tuggeranong, we have commenced a trial of tactile signage on our e-scooters to support pedestrians, especially those with blind or low vision, to report badly parked scooters.

“We are also increasing the number of Beam Safety Ambassadors – team members who enforce riding rules – on the streets, keeping a particular eye out on offences like dangerous riding around pedestrians and bad parking.”

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