13 April 2022
Neuron expands to every Australian capital city, launching safety-first e-bikes in Sydney!
Neuron will begin rolling out 250 e-bikes across Sydney CBD, Waverley and Randwick, from 14 April
13 April 2022
A fleet of 250 safety-first e-bikes will be hitting the streets of Sydney, available to hire across Sydney CBD, Waverley and Randwick, including the popular tourist areas of Bondi and Coogee. The expansion marks our first location in New South Wales and sees Neuron grow our presence to every capital city around Australia.
This wide-acceptance of micromobility in Australia signals an increased interest for e-scooters and e-bikes as they become an integral part of the transport mix. Recent rider research shows that 45 per cent of rides have replaced a car trip, reducing emissions and congestion, and on average 85 per cent of users believe Neuron has had a positive impact on the city.
To help riders to better plan their journeys, Neuron e-bikes will be integrated with Google Maps. The service highlights the nearest Neuron e-bike, directions to get there and how long it will take – also calculating a price estimate based on the selected route. Riders in Sydney will also benefit from Neuron’s Global Access program, with low income users being eligible for Concession Passeses via various government support programs.
Neuron’s GPS-connected e-bikes are geofenced to control where they can be ridden and parked and how fast they can travel in certain areas. There are a large number of convenient incentivised parking stations across the operating area for the e-bikes. Our e-bikes are fitted with the same cutting-edge safety features as seen in our e-scooter technology. These include an app-controlled helmet lock; topple detection; 000 emergency button; and voice guidance to help you ride safely. The e-bikes will also feature a ‘Follow My Ride’ function that allows riders to share their trip with friends and family in real time, for added safety and peace of mind.
Riders will be able to book and use the e-bikes through Neuron’s user-friendly app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and set up in a matter of minutes. Single trips will cost $1 to unlock the e-bike and 45 cents per minute thereafter. More frequent users have the option to purchase Neuron Passes with no additional unlocking fee, available in one-day (AU$15) three-day (AU$25), weekly (AU$33), or monthly (AU$99) options.