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Have your say on e-scooter use

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Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking feedback on community experiences and views of the e-scooters which have been operating commercially in the Bundaberg Region since a permit was first awarded in 2021.

Community members can have their say on the use of commercial e-scooters in the Bundaberg Region through a survey.

Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking feedback on community experiences and views of the e-scooters which have been operating commercially in the Bundaberg Region since a permit was first awarded in 2021.

This feedback will assist Council in the future management of this commercial permit to ensure these operations aligns with community expectations.

Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Carmen McEneany said the survey would be a chance for Council to re-evaluate how the community viewed the presence of paid e-scooters in the Bundaberg Region.

“Neuron Mobility launched its international operation in Bundaberg and Bargara during the Easter holidays in 2021,” Cr McEneany said.

“Thousands of users jumped on board in the first week and by August the service had doubled the ride zone within the region.

“Since then, Council has undertaken important community surveys like this to ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of our community and that residents feel they are given a chance to voice their opinion and they are listened to.”

Neuron statistics from May 2024 showed there were 62,859 unique riders with 687,963 trips taken since the launch in 2021.

Community members are encouraged to share their views on the use of commercial e-scooters within the Bundaberg Region by taking part in the survey.

The survey can be found here.

12 COMMENTS

12 COMMENTS

  1. I dislike them immensely! The young, and not so young, riders openly break the rules with impunity! They speed along the roads, weaving in and out of traffic, shoot up onto, or off, of pavements! They are helmetless and quite often ride two (sometimes three) on a single scooter. They have no regard for pedestrians and as they are driven, they are silent; are a danger for ambulent people who may or may not have disabilities and who may not be able to move out of the way quickly. No wonder there are so many accidents, injuries and deaths of persons riding these scooters. They should be banned!

  2. I would applaud council if they made steps to remove these things from Bargara and the rest of the region. Could you give the rate payers an idea of how much council subsidises Neurom?
    Perhaps if they had to fully fund them and pay fines every time one was left in the middle of a foot path and a roadway, then they might clean up their act, or make an executive decision?

  3. If they not used correctly maybe we should put a fine payable to a charity in the local area not to go council or scooters company profits.
    Especially the food for ones that can’t feed they families.
    Once they are hit in pocket then maybe be used in a better way.
    Pay the fine or lock them out to use them.
    Not to get rid of them as Qld government stopped young able to get there motor bike licence till later and there is a need in the community for them. Cheap transport.
    They wonder why kids don’t work.
    Keep putting up the wall.

  4. Not safe when two little children ride one, no helmets and in the middle of the narrow back streets. Need to be for people with a licence at a reasonable age not 12year olds

  5. Get rid of them.
    -No one wears helmets
    -Underage kids use them.
    -Road rules apparently don’t apply
    -The are left blocking the footpath or dumped on peoples front lawns.
    -The council ignores requests to move them.

  6. Things laying around everywhere if not them it’s the helmets. People leave them anywhere. I have even seen one on the beach at Bargara. I hope this council gets rid of them

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