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Neuron celebrates Small Business Week with the launch of Canada Prosperity Report!

New research shows each Neuron e-scooter in Canada contributes $11,300 a year to local businesses

E-scooters are not only a great way to get around town, but also a strong driver of prosperity for local economies. We’re proud to launch the Canadian version of our new Prosperity Report for 2022 titled Shared Rides, Shared Wealth to demonstrate the positive impact we’re making on local economies as we celebrate this year’s Small Business Week. We are also launching versions of the report specific to Australia and the UK.

Each year, riders spend over CAD $13 million at local businesses during their e-scooter trips in Calgary alone, and more than $26 million in total across the six cities where we operate in Canada, including Airdrie, Lethbridge, Ottawa, Red Deer and Vernon.

That’s $11,300 a year per e-scooter deployed, at an average of $27 per trip. Seven in 10 rides result in a purchase at a local business, and 57% of our riders are spending more than $10 every time they hop on an e-scooter, bringing valuable sales to shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Main streets, a notable hot spot for e-scooter rides, are seeing a much-needed boost from customers on e-scooters after a steady decline over the last few years which was only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Besides boosting spending, e-scooters also bring other benefits. For one thing, they offer night-time economy workers like doctors and nurses a reliable and convenient alternative to cars and taxis, especially in the wee hours when public transportation services are not readily available. They also help minimize disruption to the community during large-scale events like the Calgary Stampede by absorbing some of the extra demand for transportation.

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