International e-scooter provider Neuron Mobility said its Bundaberg launch has been one of its most successful yet with more than 10,000 trips in less than a week.
The e-scooters were launched over the Easter long weekend and not even the wet weather could dampen the enthusiasm of locals and visitors who gave the e-scooters a whirl in Bundaberg and Bargara.
Neuron has e-scooters across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and South Korea but said the Bundaberg Region had been one of the most successful launches in the company’s history.
The Bundaberg Region e-scooter operation has already created more than 20 local jobs with a further five people set to be hired in coming weeks.
Over 500 people also participated in safety briefings in Bargara over the launch weekend with Neuron’s ScootSafe Team.
Bundaberg Regional Council sport and recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said it was pleasing to see so many people embrace the new initiative.
“The 12-month trial of this e-scooter program in our region is a wonderful opportunity for our residents to experience something new that is usually only offered in metropolitan cities,” Cr Habermann said.
“With our wonderful climate and our many attractions these scooters could prove to be another drawcard.”
Cr Habermann said he understood there had been some teething issues and community concern during the program’s early stages.
“The operation is only in its first week and I urge residents to have patience as the community learns how to safely operate the scooters and the newly employed local staff learn the ropes.
“The company has demonstrated that they have an established process to manage these issues in other areas of Queensland and Australia.”
The Scootsafe team will be back in Bargara on Saturday April 10 between 10am – 4pm, near Turtle Park.
Neuron has encouraged people to go down and say hello and learn about the riding rules and the e-scooters.
Bundaberg Regional Council has granted Neuron Mobility a permit to operate a commercial activity on Council land, but Neuron remains wholly responsible for the operation of the e-scooter program.
For more information about e-scooters or to report an issue contact Neuron Customer Support Team on 4887 3993 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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