1 December 2022
Neuron’s e-scooter service in Newcastle has been extended to May 2024!
We are thrilled to continue serving our Newcastle riders following a successful 22 months of operations
1 December 2022
We are delighted to announce that Newcastle City Council has extended the city’s e-scooter trial until May 2024. This comes soon after the launch of our Prosperity Report (UK) which reveals e-scooter riders boost the local economy by £8.9 million per year.
Under the new extension, riders ending their trip in Jesmond and the city centre will now be required to park at one of over 100 convenient designated parking stations. This new parking model has been developed after consultation with the Council and the partially-sighted community, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), to ensure the e-scooter trial is integrated into the city in the best possible way.
We are also making our e-scooters even more accessible to low-income users with the official launch of Concession Passes for those who are enrolled in an eligible government support programme, providing up to 50% off applicable Neuron Passes. The Concession Pass is part of Neuron Access, our global equity and accessibility programme.
Since the trial launched in February 2021, 40% of trips have replaced a car journey, saving 95 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.
We look forward to continuing to support the city to scoot to their favourite local spots in a safe, convenient and environmentally-friendly way!
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