Region’s e-scooter program set to expand after successful first season
Posted Feb 12, 2024 01:36:56 PM.
Last Updated Feb 12, 2024 01:46:24 PM.
It’s hard to argue with the numbers.
Nearly 46,000 people took 190,000 rides, covering over 360,000 kilometres between April and October last year, the first year of the pilot project.
The electric scooters and e-bikes proved so popular, the program was expanded part way through last season. Riders were demanding better service in the University of Waterloo area.
The program injected an estimated $8.2M into the local economy.
Over half the rides replaced cars, preventing over 12 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
By all accounts, the first season was a huge success.
Based on the popularity, Neuron Mobility and the Region of Waterloo chose to expand the program when it returns in April.
“Right now, the Region is encouraging people to suggest where we could be looking at different parking stations,” said Isaac Ransom, Head of Corporate Affairs with Neuron Mobility. “We’re always looking at ways we can provide better service for our riders.”
Suggestions can be submitted to the region’s Engage Page