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E-scooters to have 12 month trial in Busselton and surrounds

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City of Busselton ceo Tony Nottle and Mayor Grant Henley trial the new e-scooters.
Camera IconCity of Busselton ceo Tony Nottle and Mayor Grant Henley trial the new e-scooters. Credit: Breanna Redhead

Busselton locals and visitors will soon be cruising the streets in sustainable style, with a new trial of e-scooters launching this week.

The City of Busselton has partnered with Neuron Mobility to bring 250 e-scooters to the Busselton area for a 12 month trial period.

Riders will be able to ride throughout the Busselton city centre as well as outer suburbs including Geographe, West Busselton, Broadwater and Abbey.

Dunsborough locals can also get in on the fun, with riding zones to be extended along the Dunsborough coastal path and into the CBD.

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City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said he was excited to be adding to the City’s “transport network”.

“They are good fun,” he said.

“They do certainly give you good travel and trip opportunities and diversity of travel options, and I think they will be well taken up by locals and tourists.”

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley takes the new Neuron Mobility e-scooter for a spin, with CEO Tony Nottle in tow.
Camera IconCity of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley takes the new Neuron Mobility e-scooter for a spin, with CEO Tony Nottle in tow. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

Busselton is the second city in the State to experience the Neuron e-scooters, following a successful trial in the Perth metropolitan area in February.

Neuron Mobility regional manager Lachlan McLean said the company was “delighted” to be rolling out new wheels in the South West.

“E-scooters will be a great way for locals, as well as tourists to travel in a safe, convenient and environmentally friendly way — elsewhere in Australia they are significantly reducing congestion and emissions, while also helping to boost the local economy,” he said.

Neuron Mobility e-scooters will be on trial around the Busselton area for the next 12 months.
Camera IconNeuron Mobility e-scooters will be on trial around the Busselton area for the next 12 months. Credit: Breanna Redhead

The bright orange scooters are user-friendly and fitted out with several safety features to ensure both riders and pedestrians are kept safe throughout their ride — including the need for users to take a helmet selfie before being able to start their trip.

Riders can unlock the electric devices by scanning the QR code on top of the handlebars and using the Neuron app to start and end their trip — costing just $1 to unlock and 45 cents per minute thereafter.

More regular users are also able to buy a Neuron pass, which offers one, three and seven day packages for a lower bulk fee.

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