E-scooters. Picture: Paul Costigan.

THE ACT authorities’s e-scooter scheme is increasing city-wide, making Canberra Australia’s largest shared e-scooter metropolis.

Transport Minister Chris Metal says Canberra’s e-scooter working space now covers greater than 132 sq. kilometres.

“We’ve got been working intently with Beam and Neuron to develop the best strategy for rolling out the complete scheme, by implementing sluggish zones, designated parking websites and no parking zones to maintain the scheme practical and secure,” he says.

The newest growth brings the e-scooters to Wanniassa, Oxley, Monash, Greenway, Bonython, Isabella Plains, Coombs, Wright, Holder, Waramanga, Stirling, Pearce, Torrens and Farrer.

Metal says the e-scooters have been extremely fashionable, with greater than 2.4 million journeys taken since they had been first trialled in Canberra in 2020.

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Ian Meikle, editor