The use of eScooters (and other eRideables) was made legal by the State Government in December 2021. The City has no power to ban eScooters that meet the appropriate legislative requirements.
A good summary of the rules is included on the WA government website, click here to read.
Download the Neuron App from the App Store or Google Play to unlock one of the e-scooters.
More details on how to ride safely are available on the Neuron ScootSafe website.
Issues with the orange Neuron scooters should be reported directly to Neuron on (08) 7744 3122. The City has no control over private e-scooters and any illegal behaviour should be reported directly to WA Police.
The trial allows for the community to use an eScooters without the significant upfront cost involved with buying one.
The eScooters trial has many benefits including:
- Reduced vehicle emissions where car trips are replaced
- 25 local jobs have been created to support this trial
- Attracting additional visitors to local businesses.
Neuron eScooters have additional safety features over many private e-scooters and are covered by ride insurance.
Under the current arrangement, the eScooter trial does not cost the City anything, being fully paid for.