The community can provide feedback on the introduction of commercial e-scooters to the region as the initial 12-month trial draws to a close.
In January 2022, Neuron further expanded, adding another 75 e-scooters and expanding its ride zone into Bundaberg’s industrial precinct and along the Burnett Heads coastline.
Bundaberg Regional Council is now collating feedback from residents before making a final decision about the continuation of a commercial permit for the new mode of public transport.
Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said Council would like people to share their experiences of commercial e-scooters.
“In authorising a 12 month trial, Council acknowledged the affordable and sustainable qualities of e-scooters and their ability to add to the region’s transport system,” Cr Habermann said.
“Now, in order to make an informed decision about the continuation of commercial e-scooters throughout the region, we’d like to hear from the community about their experiences.
“This will help us to understand how and why they’re being used and the communities interaction with the scooters.”
The Bundaberg Regional Council survey relates specifically to the use of commercial e-scooters for hire within the region.
Over the weekend the State Government announced a raft of e-scooter reforms which relate to the use of all e-scooters, including those that are privately owned.
Included within the reforms is a lowered maximum e-scooter speed of 12km/h on footpaths.
Cr Habermann said the Queensland Government reforms were separate to the consultation process being undertaken by Council.
Take part in Council’s e-scooter survey
Cr Habermann said anyone who would like to add to the discussion could do so by filling out an online survey.
The survey is available at ourbundabergregion.com.au or by contacting Council on 1300 883 699.
Paper copies or the e-scooter survey are also available at Council’s Bundaberg Administration Centre at 190 Bourbong Street.
The survey closes on 13 March 2022.