21 February 2023
Neuron celebrates two years of successful operations and surpasses a million miles travelled in Newcastle!
Shared e-scooters are embraced by the local community and becoming an important part of Newcastle’s transport mix
21 February 2023
We are thrilled to celebrate the second anniversary of Newcastle’s popular e-scooter scheme while reaching a significant milestone as our riders travelled a million miles since February 2021. This comes soon after the trial’s extension until May 2024 alongside the introduction of a new parking model where riders are required to park at a designated parking station.
40% of trips have replaced a car journey, saving 103 tonnes of CO2 emissions to date. In fact, 97% believed Neuron has benefited their city, improving mobility, air quality and congestion. Our latest Prosperity Report (UK) titled Shared Rides, Shared Wealth also revealed that seven in 10 Neuron trips in Newcastle result in a purchase at a local business with an average spend of £17.80 per trip and £11,900 per e-scooter annually.
Over the trial period, we have partnered with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to develop improved safety practices for Neuron’s operations, as well as leading sight loss charities, The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to hold ScootSafe events which raised awareness of safe riding and being considerate to all road users.
We would like to thank Newcastle City Council, our safety partners, and most of all the people of Newcastle for playing their part in making the programme an essential part of the city’s transport network.
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