Beam to be part of campus life at James Cook University
August 18, 2021

Beam to be part of campus life at James Cook University

Michelle Leong

Head of Communications and PR
For Media Enquiries

100 e-scooters to form Beam’s operations at JCU from 20 August

Leading micromobility company Beam wasselected in a competitive tender process and will commence operations atTownsville’s James Cook University this Friday, bringing a fleet of 100e-scooters onto campus.

This new fleet is in addition to the existing Beam e-scooters operatingwithin the Townsville region.  

Beam’s service will feature affordablepay-as-you-go rates and subscriptions for regular users.

The Beam offering will also include:

- Beam Safe Academy: The Beam Safe Academy is Australia's first fully fledgedsafety program that incorporates an interactive safety quiz and a launchbriefing guide for new users. Riders are encouraged to complete the in-appsafety quiz to receive 5 minutes of freeride time. Every ride willbe covered by Beam’s personal accident insurance.

- Virtual docking: Beam will utilise technology and GPS to directriders to appropriate parking spots through a combination of guidance,incentives, and disincentives.

To be attributed to Beam GeneralManager (ANZ) Tom Cooper:

“We are excited to be partnering with James Cook University to bringe-mobility to campus life.  
“The Townsville community have embraced micromobility since the firstBeam e-scooters landed in the region, and we look forward to providing evenmore residents and visitors with a safe, affordable and fun method oftransportation. 
“E-scooters have proven to be popular amongst students in the othercities we operate in, and we are confident their introduction to the JCU campuswill add to a vibrant campus community.”

To be attributed to James CookUniversity Director, Estate, Hilary Kavanagh:

“E-scooters have proven very popular inTownsville, we believe that they will be a great way for students, staff andvisitors to get out and about to enjoy campus life at JCU.”

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