E-scooter trial back on track

Published on 20 November 2023

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The proposed e-scooter trial at Forster-Tuncurry is back on track thanks to another provider coming on board.

The planned start date for the trial is now Friday, 8 December and will be run by Beam - Australia's largest shared micro-mobility operator, with operations in every state and territory.

The previous e-scooter provider pulled out of the project two weeks before the trial’s start date.

With the planning stages well advanced, Beam stepped in at late notice to ensure the pilot program is able to roll out.

Beam will hold a free safety workshop at John Wright Park on Saturday 2 December between 10am – 1pm. Everyone’s welcome to come along, find out more and take a ride on a scooter.

It will be a 12-month trial with riders 16 years and older able to hop on a shared e-scooter in the trial zone that links the foreshore with shops, holiday parks, tourist attractions and the local TAFE campus.

Riders in Forster-Tuncurry will be able to unlock and use e-scooters by downloading Beam’s app.

The e-scooters include geofencing technology that can control where e-scooters are ridden and how fast they can travel, as well as enabling riders to receive a discount when they return their e-scooter to a designated parking zone.

The e-scooters will only be allowed on shared pathways and roads within the trial area.