Neuron expands Brisbane micro-mobility operation with two new trial areas
In line with Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government’s ‘first- and last-mile’ trial, this expansion will make it even easier for the city’s residents to make their journeys using Neuron’s micro-mobility vehicles.
Neuron Mobility has announced that Brisbane’s shared micro-mobility programme with its e-scooters and e-bikes will be rolled out in two new trial areas, with the first riding zone having launched on 14 November 2022 across Greenslopes and Holland Park West, followed by Bulimba and Hawthorne on 21 November 2022.
The expansion is set to support Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government’s ‘first- and last-mile’ trial, making it easier than ever before for Brisbanites to choose micro-mobility for their journey and connect to other modes of transport, such as busway stations or ferry terminals. Under the ‘first- and last-mile’ trial, riders will be able to start and end trips at designated e-scooter parking areas at Greenslopes and Holland Park West busway stations.
Since launching on the streets of Brisbane in August 2019, Neuron riders have travelled more than eight million kilometres in the city. The expansion is set to be welcomed by businesses within the new riding area, with a recent rider survey finding that 66 per cent of Neuron rides had resulted in a purchase at a local business, boosting the local economy. The service expansion will also create 15 new locally sourced jobs.
Neuron e-scooters are fitted with a range of safety features, including an app-controlled helmet lock that secures a safety helmet to the e-scooter between trips and a topple detection feature that can detect if an e-scooter has been left on its side which then alerts an operations team to reposition it safely.
Other innovations include a 000 emergency button which can tell if someone has had a fall and helps the rider call the emergency services, voice guidance to educate and warn riders of how to ride safely and a ‘Follow My Ride’ function that allows riders to share their trip with friends and family in real-time, for added safety and peace of mind.
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