Neuron has more than doubled its Bundaberg e-scooter riding area, extending the service to surrounding suburbs including Kepnock, Svensson Heights, Walkervale and Bundaberg East.
In place from September 1, the expanded riding zone also means e-scooter riders can now travel to Stockland Shopping Centre.
Since the e-scooters were introduced to the Bundaberg Region in April this year, a quarter of a million kilometres have been travelled.
Head of ANZ of Neuron Mobility Richard Hannah said he was delighted to see the Bundaberg e-scooters expansion move forward.
“E-scooters are a great way for locals as well as tourists to travel in a safe, convenient and fun way and the expansion will have a positive impact for the city,” Mr Hannah said.
“We thank Bundaberg Regional Council for their continued trust and support.”
According to a recent survey conducted by Neuron, 84 per cent of users believed the e-scooters had created a positive impact and an impressive 45 per cent of all trips replaced car rides, eliminating an estimated 18 tonnes of CO2.
Bundaberg Regional Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said it was an environmentally friendly and inexpensive method of travel.
“The expansion of the riding area means that more people can visit and support local businesses like cafes and restaurants, which will provide a boost for our local economy.”
The Neuron survey found that e-scooters were providing a boost to the local economy, with 62 per cent of rides resulting in a purchase at a business.
The expanded riding area has been welcomed by businesses including SSS Village Accommodation owner Toan Nguyen who believes it will be a “value-add” for guests and surrounding businesses.
To mark the e-scooter expansion, Neuron is offering 50 per cent off rides from Monday to Friday for the month of September.
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