A 12-month trial of e-Scooters was launched on 17 December 2021 by the City of Launceston and City of Hobart, with the aim of assessing their suitability as a mode of transport in both cities. Two operators – Beam and Neuron – were jointly selected to provide vehicles and systems for the trial earlier this year.
The trial was enabled by amendments made by the Tasmanian Government to the Traffic Act 1925, passed on November 2021. Hobart City Council continues to work closely with commercial operators to monitor the progress of the trial.
Further information about the trial can be found at https://www.hobartcity.com.au/City-services/Transport-and-traffic-management/E-scooters