Neuron selected to launch Coquitlam’s first e-scooter programme
Neuron’s entry into Coquitlam marks its expansion into its 17th Canadian location and second in British Columbia, promising significant investments and the creation of local job opportunities.
Credit: Neuron Mobility
Neuron Mobility has announced that it has been chosen by the City of Coquitlam to launch the city’s first e-scooter programme, marking a significant step forward in sustainable urban mobility. Neuron has started to gradually introduce 300 e-scooters and 100 e-bikes to key areas of the neighbourhood, including Coquitlam Town Centre, Eagle Ridge and Coquitlam Centre Mall.
To promote safety and conduct research in Canada, Neuron has partnered with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF). Users can access the online riding school, ScootSafe Academy, to familiarise themselves with local riding rules and earn credits for future rides. The presence of Safety Ambassadors in various locations will also provide new riders with the necessary confidence to ride and park the vehicles safely.
The City of Coquitlam’s decision to select Neuron is based on the company’s track record of collaborating with cities and its strong commitment to safety and innovation. This expansion into Coquitlam marks Neuron’s 17th Canadian city and its second in British Columbia, following the successful launch in Vernon in July 2021. In addition, Neuron plans to invest significantly in the city, creating around 25 local jobs.
Riders can expect a range of advanced safety features, including the world’s first integrated helmets, voice guidance, topple detection and a 911 emergency button that automatically alerts emergency services in the event of a fall. Moreover, the ‘Follow my Ride’ function provides riders with added peace of mind. Advanced geofencing technology will regulate where e-scooters can be ridden and parked, as well as the maximum speed in specific areas.
By combining cutting-edge technology with a commitment to safety, Neuron aims to transform local mobility while promoting a sustainable future for the city.
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