Brisbane City Council is trialling shared e-scooters for bayside suburbs Wynnum, Manly, Sandgate and Shorncliffe with 200 allocated to Wynnum and Manly and 150 to Sandgate and Shorncliffe. The trial started on the 1st December and will last for 6 months.
To use the scooter you do have to download their app (called ‘Neuron’ – the orange ones and ‘Beam’ for the purple ones) and register your details and a payment mechanism.
To use Neuron scooters costs $1 to unlock and then $0.45 per minute, although you can buy passes for anything from one day to a month.
The one day pass entitles you to as many rides as you want up to a maximum of 90 minutes in the day, with no unlock fee. It costs $15. At the other end of the scale for $45 ($1.50/day) you can have the same deal for a month (30 days).
All Neuron scooters have a helmet with them (which you must wear). You can only use these scooters on pavements, not on roads or in bike lanes on roads.
There are 4 main rules for the Neuron scooters, visible on a sticker on every one:
- Rider must be 18+
- No drinking and riding
- No more than one rider
- Wear helmet securely
More info at https://www.rideneuron.com/
This is an abridged version of an article that originally appeared on WynnumCentral.