1500 e-scooters will soon be rolled out across the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra and City of Port Phillip as part of a one-year trial. Both Lime and Neuron Mobility will deliver the trial, and the e-scooters will serve as a safe, accessible, eco-friendly and cost-effective way to travel around the three municipalities. Travellers will be able to rent and ride the e-scooters from February 1.
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E-Scooters Around Melbourne
Scoot around the city on these e-scooters, and help the Victorian Government learn how to safely incorporate e-scooters into the community in the long term.
“We’re delighted to partner with Lime and Neuron Mobility to make our city more accessible, attract more visitors and help people get around swiftly and safely,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp. “The trial will provide another fun way to get to your next meeting, meet people after work or explore our stunning city.”
E-scooters will travel up to a maximum speed of 20 km/h on bicycle lanes, shared paths and low speed roads. They will not be allowed on footpaths.
Similar to cyclists, riders must wear a helmet and slow down to give way to pedestrians on shared paths.
There will be in-built technology to promote safe and responsible riding, as well as specialised training and safety messages for new users. Geofencing technology will enforce “no go” and “go slow” zones, where speed limits are restricted in high-traffic shared areas. They will also show riders where to park and locate their e-scooter.
The trial will last for one year, and could be extended depending on the outcome. To ride around the three municipalities, simply download the Lime and Neuron apps.
Click here for more info.
Read about road safety for e-scooters in Melbourne here.