27 April 2022
Neuron rolls out its safety-first e-bikes in Vernon!
Neuron is introducing its e-bikes to Vernon streets and building on the city’s highly successful e-scooter program
4 May 2022
Vernon riders will now have another option to get around town in a safe and sustainable way: Neuron’s safety-first e-bikes are launching on April 30! Vernon becomes the first city in British Columbia — and second in Canada — to offer Neuron’s e-bikes, which have been designed with the same laser focus on safety that Neuron brings to its e-scooters.
The e-bikes are an exciting addition for a rider community that has already embraced Neuron’s e-scooter service. Riders can now choose between these two modes based on preference and/or length of trip. The e-bikes also present another environmentally-friendly transportation alternative in Vernon, further reducing the reliance on cars for short trips.
Neuron e-bikes are GPS-connected and geofenced to control where they can be ridden and parked, as well as how fast they can travel. Riders will benefit from the same cutting-edge safety features brought over from our e-scooter technology, including the world’s first app-controlled helmet-lock that secures a helmet to the e-bike in between trips; topple detection; 911 emergency button; voice guidance to educate and warn riders on how to ride safely; and a ‘Follow my Ride’ function that allows riders to share their trip online with friends and family in real-time for added safety and peace of mind.
E-bike riding is allowed on bike lanes, multi-use pathways, and roads with a speed limit of 50km/h or lower. E-bike riding is not permitted on sidewalks.
Vernon riders, who must be at least 16 years of age, can book an e-bike with the easy-to-use Neuron App for the same price as an e-scooter. Single trips cost C$1.15 to unlock the e-scooter and 35c per minute thereafter. More frequent users also have the option to purchase Neuron Passes, a subscription service, available in three-day (C$25), weekly (C$33), or monthly (C$89) options.