E-scooter trial update
The Victorian Government have announced the e-scooter trial is being extended for the summer. The trial is now set to end on 5 April 2024. Find out more at E-scooter trial extended over summer : VicRoads
E-scooters have become a popular way to get around Port Phillip, with more than 1 million local trips taken since the trial began in February 2022. Operators Lime and Neuron provide shared e-scooters locally. This shared transport service helps provide a sustainable and affordable travel choice for our community. They increase local connectivity, especially for short-distance trips.
The trial has also allowed our Council to hear community concerns and provided insights into improvements required, such as addressing parking of e-scooters.
In light of the trial extension, we will continue to monitor any amenity impacts that may arise locally. We look forward to working with the Victorian Government in evaluating the ongoing e-scooter trial.
E-scooters should be ridden the same way as bicycles. Some ‘no riding’ or ‘go slow’ zones are in place across Port Phillip, where riding is restricted or speeds are limited – particularly in high traffic shared areas.
E-scooter riders must:
- Be aged 16 years and over.
- Not exceed the maximum speed of 20 km/h.
- Wear a helmet at all times.
- Follow traffic rules.
Fines and penalties apply.
For more information, visit E-scooter trial rules and penalties - VicRoads
Learn more about Melbourne’s e-scooter trial from the RACV.
Reports can also be raised directly by scanning the QR code provided on each e-scooter, or using the contact details below: