Sustainable travel boost for Newcastle with launch of e-scooter trial
An e-scooter operator has announced the launch of its e-scooters in the North East with a new partnership.
Neuron Mobility has teamed up with Newcastle City Council to launch a trial of its e-scooters in the city.
Newcastle will be Neuron’s second location in the UK after Slough, with the firm offering free passes for NHS and Emergency Services staff as well as free rides to commuters between 5am to 9am daily for three months.
Zachary Wang, CEO of Neuron Mobility, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Newcastle City Council, e-scooters are a great socially-distanced transport option for those that really must travel.
“We’ve decided to provide free passes to NHS workers and also the Emergency Services. Also for the first three months there will be free commutes between 5-9am for those that have no option but to travel to work.”
Cllr Arlene Ainsley, cabinet member for transport and air quality at Newcastle City Council, added: “We’re very excited to be launching our e-scooter trial with Neuron today.
“The e-scooters offer a safe, convenient and low-carbon transport option for people and we very much hope they will play an important role in helping to transform the way we travel around our city.
“As the trial develops we’ll be working with Neuron to introduce more scooters in response to demand and we’ll be monitoring how they are being used to ensure the scheme is operating safely and effectively.”
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