December 23, 2022
[22 December 2022] Global micromobility company Beam will commence shared e-scooter operations in Denmark on Friday, 23 December, bringing 80 e-scooters to the city.
This launch follows a successful introduction of e-scooters in Albany, where 53,000kms have been ridden over the past 8 weeks.
Beam’s industry-leading and climate neutral e-scooters will be available for use 24 hours a day, featuring affordable pay-as-you-go rates, with a $1 unlock fee and $0.49 per minute.
Beam’s e-scooters will improve links across the Shire - including connecting the Denmark Town Centre and Strickland Street precinct, Denmark Historical Museum, Denmark Visitors Centre, Berridge Park and Ocean Beach. Riders will be able to see the full e-scooter riding area within the app.
‘Virtual’ parking docks will be seen within the app, with riders directed to appropriate parking spots.
Denmark locals and visitors will get to ride Beam’s latest e-scooter, the Saturn 5, with features like wireless phone charging and auditory alerts, as well as improved geo-fencing capabilities to ensure the safe operation of micromobility alongside other modes of transport.
Beam’s flagship rider education and enforcement program, the Beam Safe Academy, will also be in place, including:
Beam will host a real-world training course on Friday 23 December from 10am - 1pm at Berridge Park to teach visitors and locals e-scooter safety, and answer community questions about the trial.
Riders will learn safe operating and manoeuvring skills, such as how to turn, brake and signal to other riders and pedestrians.
Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober said:
“We’re pleased to be welcoming Beam to Denmark ahead of what promises to be a busy tourist season for the Shire.
“We look forward to working closely with Beam and to seeing everyone exploring our town on e-scooters this summer.
“As we continue our journey towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Beam provides the town with a sustainable mode of transport and a way for residents and visitors to make a climate-friendly change in the way they get around town.”
Beam’s WA Operations Lead Stuart O’Callaghan said:
“Safety for both riders and pedestrians is our biggest priority, and our industry-leading e-scooters feature tip-resistant dual kickstands, a helmet with every ride, and an in-app Safety Quiz to educate riders on how to ride safely.
“The scooters also feature automatic speed and geofencing controls, ensuring riders are riding in accordance with the riding rules.
“We believe that micromobility is a transport solution that can work for cities and towns of all sizes and demographics, aiding in easing car congestion and ensuring safe, sustainable and technology-backed transportation for all residents and visitors.
“We look forward to a long-standing relationship with the local community in Denmark, and welcome feedback from the community about the trial and how we can continue to adapt our operations to suit the town.”