E-scooter trial hits a new milestone in Melbourne
Melbourne’s e-scooter trial, which was launched in February 2022, has now serviced one million journeys in just 17 weeks.
E-scooters have become a common sight around Melbourne following the rent-and-ride trial across the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra and City of Port Phillip.
According to data provided by e-scooter operator Neuron, one of the two facilitators of the e-scooter trial in Melbourne alongside Lime, Melburnians reached the million-ride mark in May of 2022 with 1,500 e-scooters operating across three local government areas.
By comparison, a similar trial in London was launched in June of 2021 that took almost a year to reach the same number of rides, and that’s despite having three operators managing more than twice the number of e-scooters, in a city with almost twice the population.
"We are thrilled, grateful, and honoured to be given the opportunity to bring e-scooters to Melbourne to complement our fleet of shared electric bicycles,” said Hugo Burt-Morris, General Manager of Lime Australia & New Zealand.
“It's going to be exciting seeing flashes of neon, orange and green on our streets, and we can't wait to see people safely scooting about,” added City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp. “We're delighted to partner with Lime and Neuron Mobility to make our city more accessible, attract more visitors and help people get around swiftly and safely.”