Neuron announces extension of micro-mobility programme in Vernon, Canada
Locals and tourists across Vernon can continue to explore the city using Neuron’s micro-mobility vehicles, as the City of Vernon extends the operator’s e-scooter and e-bike sharing programme to 2024.
Credit: Neuron Mobility
European micro-mobility operator Neuron Mobility has announced that its distinctive orange e-scooters and e-bikes will remain in Vernon following a contract extension from the City of Vernon. The contract, which was previously slated to conclude in April 2023, has been extended to April 2024.
Since launching in July 2021, Neuron’s micro-mobility vehicles have been embraced by the community, providing a safe and convenient way for locals and tourists to get around the city. In May 2022, with e-scooters proving to be a popular mode of transport, e-bikes had been added to the Vernon fleet, while the e-scooter fleet had been increased to 350 in order to meet demand.
To date, Neuron’s riders in Vernon have clocked over 400,000km, thereby eliminating an estimated 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions by providing a more sustainable transport alternative to short car trips.
In addition to benefitting the environment, Neuron’s e-scooters and e-bikes have helped tourists explore the city and extended the range locals can travel so that they can further support local businesses. The operator’s rider surveys have shown that over half of Neuron rides resulted in a purchase at a business, providing a boost to local businesses in Vernon.
This news follows the latest announcement that Neuron has launched its discounted Concession Pass in more cities globally. As part of this latest roll-out, low-income users in Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Townsville and Ottawa can now also benefit from the micro-mobility operator’s e-scooter and e-bike services at a fraction of the cost.
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