E-scooters and e-bikes get a warm welcome in Lethbridge – Lethbridge
It was an impulsive decision for Kirstin Butler and John Seddon to try out the new electric scooters in Lethbridge. Butler said despite the cold weather, they had a great time.
“We were tearing up the park and people were pointing and laughing at us,” she said. “We were having a great time – it definitely brought out the inner child in us, that’s for sure.”
Butler added that the process was simple and user-friendly. “It was very clear, the instructions were super clear and simple and easy to follow. I thought that was pretty cool.
Launch of Neuron electric scooters and bikes in Lethbridge
Ankush Karwal is Regional Director and Head of Markets for Canada at Neuron Mobility. He said the reviews of e-scooters and e-bikes were amazing.
“In fact, we’re thrilled with the response we’ve received from the Lethbridge community,” he said. “It’s only been about two weeks, but when we launched, we had representatives from the city, local businesses, showing their support.”
Canada has again relaxed its travel rules. What to know and how to protect yourself against COVID
Danger of WWIII ‘serious, real’, says Russia despite NATO support for Ukraine
As of April 22, the micro-mobility option has seen over 6,500 trips in Lethbridge totaling over 13,000 kilometers travelled.
“It’s still very early in the program, we like to wait a bit to see how the trends actually stabilize,” Karwal said.
Safety advocates push for increased helmet use on e-scooters in Calgary
The company is rolling out the scooters and bikes in a phased approach, and usage will determine when the next phase rolls out.
“Our e-scooters and e-bikes cross west (and) south, covering an area of about 47 square kilometers,” Karwal said.
Butler said they had no complaints about the process, but would not mind seeing additional cleaning options in the future.
“I’m just a germ freak, so I wiped down the helmet before I put it on,” she said. “So maybe having individual wipes or something that you could wipe down the helmet and handlebars with or something, but other than that it was super easy to use.”
The company plans to hold educational events in the future to help people feel more comfortable walking around town.
© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.