Friday, June 21, 2024

MidCoast e-scooter trial gets back on track

A proposed e-scooter trial at Forster-Tuncurry is back on track thanks to a new provider coming on board, MidCoast Council has announced.

The Council says the previous e-scooter provider pulled out of the project two weeks prior to the proposed trial’s start date.

The trial will now roll out on Friday, 8 December and be run by shared micro-mobility operator, Beam.

“With the planning stages well advanced, Beam stepped in at late notice to ensure the pilot program is able to roll out,” Council said in a statement.

The trial will run for 12 months, with riders 16 years and older able to hop on a shared e-scooter in the trial zone that links the foreshore with shops, holiday parks, tourist attractions and the local TAFE campus.

The Beam e-scooters include geofencing technology that can control where e-scooters are ridden and how fast they can travel, as well as enabling riders to receive a discount when they return their e-scooter to a designated parking zone, the Council said.

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