Overview

It’s time to review the Sunshine Coast e-transport trial at Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. What did you think?

We want your feedback. Help us find eco-friendly, transport alternatives that work for our region.

Project Overview

Council endorsed the Sunshine Coast e-transport trial for Maroochydore and Mooloolaba in December 2022.

Between December 2022 and March 2023, businesses could apply for a trial permit to operate their e-bike and/or e-scooter business in Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Council received four Expression of Interest submissions.

Neuron Mobility’s orange coloured e-bikes and e-scooters were the successful applicants and were awarded an 18-month trial permit which was aimed at providing Council with the opportunity to assess if:

  • e-transport is a good fit for the Sunshine Coast region and
  • the community would embrace this mode of transport as an alternative for getting around Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

The trial ends on 30 September 2024. Before the trial ends, Council is seeking community feedback to evaluate the trial.

E-scooter and e-bike trial zone map

Community Engagement

Have your say by completing a short online survey from Tuesday, 7 May until 5pm Monday, 3 June 2024.

Further information about the trial can be found on Council’s webpage.

Next Steps

Your feedback matters. Help evaluate the Sunshine Coast e-bike and e-scooter trial.

Council will collate community feedback in June 2024. A summary will then be published on the Have your Say Sunshine Coast webpage.

Background to Mooloolaba and Maroochydore Trial

The trial of hire e-bikes and e-scooters on public land focusses on:

  • introducing a mix of transport options to the region’s transport network
  • providing simplified access to e-mobility for people who wish to trial the mode
  • acknowledging e-bikes and e-scooters are becoming popular for short to medium trips
  • easy alternatives for people to get around that can help traffic congestion.

Introduction and use of e-mobility is supported by the Integrated Transport Strategy, including:

  • encouraging greater safe use of e-bikes, e-scooters and other emerging e-mobility travel options
  • supporting the end-to-end trip section for travelers
  • collaboration with State Government and other agencies to ensure pedestrian and cycling networks safely support emerging personal mobility devices.

There is ongoing engagement with Neuron Mobility to respond to community feedback. Customer feedback to date relates to:

  • requests for more parking locations
  • not being satisfied with approved parking locations
  • inappropriate parked devices or
  • poor riding behaviour.

Please note: the trial includes the hire of Neuron Mobility’s orange coloured e-bikes and e-scooters only. Privately operated e-scooters falls outside the scope of this trial. Riders must comply with the Queensland Government rules when riding their e-scooter. Breaches of Queensland road rules by any e-bike or e-scooter users is a matter for the Queensland Police Service. Please contact the Queensland Police Service via Policelink.

Trial Update

Project Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    7 May to 3 June 2024

    Community engagement to inform the evaluation of the trial.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    June 2024

    Review and collate community engagement findings.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    July to September 2024

    Prepare evaluation report for consideration at a future Council meeting.

Contact Us

To contact Council’s project team please email or phone Council’s customer service on:

Name Community Land Permits Team
Phone (07) 5475 7272
Email landpermits@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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