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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Have your say on e-scooter use in Bundaberg

Bundaberg community members can now have their say on the use of commercial e-scooters in the region through a new survey.

Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking feedback on community experiences and views of the e-scooters which have been operating commercially in the Bundaberg Region since a permit was first awarded in 2021.

Council says the feedback will assist in the future management of the commercial permit to ensure these operations aligns with community expectations.

Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson, Carmen McEneany said the survey would be a chance for Council to re-evaluate how the community viewed the presence of paid e-scooters in the Bundaberg Region.

“Neuron Mobility launched its international operation in Bundaberg and Bargara during the Easter holidays in 2021,” Cr McEneany said.

“Thousands of users jumped on board in the first week and by August the service had doubled the ride zone within the region.

“Since then, Council has undertaken important community surveys like this to ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of our community and that residents feel they are given a chance to voice their opinion and they are listened to.”

Neuron statistics from May 2024 showed there were 62,859 unique riders with 687,963 trips taken since the launch in 2021.

Community members are encouraged to share their views on the use of commercial e-scooters within the Bundaberg Region by taking part in the survey.

The survey can be found here.

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