[20 June 2022] Tasmania’s largest shared micromobility operator Beam will commence shared micromobility operations in Burnie on 23 June, with 100 e-scooters introduced across the city.
Beam’s industry-leading e-scooters will be available for use 7 days a week and 24-hours a day, within the local government area, improving transport options and connections for both leisure and commuting.
Beam’s operating area will extend along the coast to Cooee and include the suburbs of Park Grove, Shorewell Park, Montello, Upper Burnie and South Burnie. Riders will be able to see the full riding area within the app.
The app-based service will feature affordable pay-as-you-go rates, with a $1 unlock fee and $0.45 per minute.
The Beam offering will include:
Beam’s flagship rider education and enforcement program, the Beam Safe Academy, will also be in place, including:
Beam will also host a real-world training course in Burnie on Saturday 25 June, from 10am - 2pm (at the waterfront on the paved area near Wilson Street, opposite the Beach Hotel) to teach visitors and locals e-scooter safety.
The Beam Safe Academy program has been developed in partnership with national safety experts Ascent Training Services, and forms part of Beam’s community engagement efforts to educate riders on local riding rules and safe handling of e-scooters.
Riders will learn safe operating and manoeuvring skills, such as how to turn, brake and signal to other riders and pedestrians.
Beam’s General Manager (ANZ) Tom Cooper said:
“We’re excited to be bringing our e-scooters to the streets of Burnie this week, introducing a new carbon-neutral, affordable and fun form of transportation for both visitors and locals alike.
“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.
“We work hard to ensure every Beam user is always mindful of the riding environment, operates their vehicle under control at all times, and uses a city’s shared spaces well.
“We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Burnie City Council and the local community over the next 12 months.”
Infuse Cafe owner and Beam Booster partner Rob Simpson said:
“I’m a big fan of micromobility coming to Burnie, and think it’ll be great for the community.
“Getting people on e-scooters is a great way to explore Burnie, and I’m so excited to be part of Beam’s Booster program to encourage riders to support local businesses like Infuse.
“I really encourage anyone in Burnie to give Beam a try for themselves!”