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eScooter trial kicks off in the City of Stirling

15 February 2022

The City of Stirling is proud to announce from Wednesday 16 February 2022, a 12-month trial of 250 eScooters will begin across a 26km² area in Watermans Bay, Scarborough, Trigg, Karrinyup and Innaloo.

Visitors to the City of Stirling will be able to download the Neuron Mobility app, scan the code on an eScooter at one of the parking stations across the City, and ride from IKEA in the east of the zone all the way to our iconic Scarborough Beach in the west.

The trial has already created 25 jobs which will all be recruited locally, to enable a 24/7 operational service by Neuron to manage the eScooters.

Single trips will cost AUD$1 to unlock the eScooter and 45 cents per minute thereafter. More frequent users have the option to purchase Neuron Passes, a subscription service, available in one-day ($15), three-day (AUD$25), weekly (AUD$33), or monthly (AUD$99) options.

Over the next year, the trial will inform what works well and what needs improvement, as well as helping the City to determine how we can get the best possible community outcome from this innovative technology. This includes changes to the trial to be responsive to the data.

The City of Stirling is at the cutting edge of innovative transport solutions, with a focus on mid-tier and micro-mobility options currently under review, including Perth’s first trial of eScooters.

eScooter trips reduce dangerous emissions, traffic congestion, take up a fraction of the space of a car and are extremely energy efficient.

The City’s trial came about from a notice of motion raised by Councillor Bianca Sandri.

eRideables are electric-powered devices including eScooters, electric unicycles, electric skateboards, electric roller skates, one-wheel electric scooters and hoverboards. New laws on eRideables came into effect on 4 December 2021 including limiting the devices to no faster than 25 km/h, establishing give way rules regarding pedestrians and a user age minimum of 16.

Neuron eScooters have a wide variety of safety features, including geofencing. This technology controls where eScooters are ridden and parked, and how fast they can travel in certain areas (riding area, slow zones, no-go zones, incentivise parking locations). Speed limits will apply to the e-scooters on foot paths and on low-speed roads in the trial area.

Click here to read more details about the City’s partnership with Neuron Mobility and how to download the app today.

Map of the trial area and the parking stations around the City.

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