[2 September 2022] Global micromobility company Beam will commence shared e-scooter operations in Geraldton from today, bringing 300 e-scooters to the city.
Beam is the largest shared-micromobility provider in Western Australia, with shared e-scooter operations running in Bunbury, Esperance and Rockingham.
Beam’s industry-leading e-scooters will be available for use 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, featuring affordable pay-as-you-go rates, with a $1 unlock fee and $0.49 per minute.
Riders will be able to see the full riding area within the app, which includes the foreshore and city centre, and the suburbs of Beachlands, Bluff Point, Mount Tarcoola, Wonthella, Wandina and Beresford.
‘Virtual’ parking docks will be seen within the app, with riders directed to appropriate parking spots through in-app guidance and incentives.
Parking spots will be created across the City including at key local attractions like the Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Museum of Geraldton, Geraldton Aquarena, the CBD including the Beresford and Geraldton Foreshores and Batavia Coast Marina.
Beam will also host their flagship ‘Beam Safe Academy’ safety event on 3 September at The Rocks Laneway from 10.30am - 2pm, where community members can learn how to ride an e-scooter. Attendance is free.
20 local jobs will be created to manage the operations in Geraldton.
Beam’s flagship rider education and enforcement program, the Beam Safe Academy, will also be in place, including:
Beam’s General Manager (ANZ) Tom Cooper said:
“Safety for both riders and pedestrians is our biggest priority, and our industry-leading e-scooters feature tip-resistant kickstands, a helmet with every ride, and an in-app Safety Quiz to educate riders on how to ride safely.
“Our industry-leading e-scooters are built for sharing, and 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 of all sizes and demographics, aiding in easing car congestion and ensuring affordable, safe and sustainable transportation for all residents, and thank the City of Greater Geraldton for trusting us to deliver this new transport mode to the local community in Geraldton.”