Sunday Trial at St.Kilda as Scooter Revolution strikes Melbourne
The electronic scooter revolution is about to sweep through Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.
The amazing popularity of kerbside scooters-for-rent across America and Europe means they are about to be catapulted into Melbourne.
Transport experts say Melbourne could soon have more than 1000 scooters available at hubs around the city and suburbs.
Local company Ride on Australia will trial the scooters tomorrow;
· Sunday November 4
· 11 am
· Luna Park Entrance
· Lower Esplanade St.Kilda
Under VicRoads regulation the scooters can only travel at 10kmh and helmets must be worn. However there is debate about speed as some scooters can travel at 25 kmh and internationally helmets are not necessary.
VicRoads is also considering whether scooters should be allowed on footpaths, bike tracks, bike lanes, suburban streets and roads.
Ride On Australia chief executive Aaron Weinberg said: “We have spoken to Yarra, Port Phillip, Bayside and Frankston councils as well as Bicycle Network Australia and VicRoads.
“We are also looking to link with Royal Children’s Hospital so that every ride will also financially support the Good Friday Appeal.
The trial will test rider acceptance, tyre durability as well the accuracy of the highly sensitive and exclusive GPS system which traces scooter movement to ensure collection each evening.
For Further Information: Ken Davis Clifton Consulting Group. 0402 117