2 March 2023
Neuron kickstarts 2023 riding season in Vernon!
Our e-scooters will return to provide riders with a safe, convenient and environmentally-friendly way to travel
2 March 2023
After a winter hiatus, Neuron’s safety-first e-scooters are back on Vernon’s streets for the 2023 riding season! From March 1, e-scooters will be available throughout the city, providing Vernon residents and visitors with safe access to an affordable and environmentally-friendly transport alternative.
With locals and visitors clocking over 460,000km, 40% of trips have replaced car journeys, eliminating 30 tonnes of CO2 emissions to date. The 2023 micromobility program is also well placed to continue supporting Vernon’s economy with seven out of 10 trips resulting in a purchase at a local business which amounts to an estimated C$4.5 million spent each year.
To kickstart the new season, riders will also be reeducated on their local riding rules. Through our online ScootSafe Academy, those who take part in incentivized quizzes, videos and games can earn free credits for future rides. In an industry-first, the online safety school will also deliver targeted training modules to those who have broken the rules.
Neuron’s e-scooters are equipped with a range of pioneering safety innovations including: world’s first integrated helmets (it’s mandatory to wear one when riding an e-scooter in Vernon); voice guidance; topple detection; a 911 emergency button, and a ‘Follow my Ride’ function for added peace of mind. Advanced geofencing technology will also control where e-scooters are ridden and parked, and how fast they can travel in certain areas.
Riders, who must be at least 16 years of age, can book and use the e-scooters 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.
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