5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The opportunities and challenges of micro-mobility
In cities from Auckland to Brisbane, St. Louis to San Francisco, electric scooters are appearing on the streets. E-scooters have not hit Melbourne yet, but it is likely they will soon.
These scooters offer a convenient option for last mile travel: no sweat, easy to use and low emission.
However, e-scooters also raise safety and regulatory issues. For instance, should e-scooters be allowed on footpaths? Do they present an unacceptable danger to pedestrians?
There are other issues to consider as well: will e-scooters cannibalise walking trips? Or extend the catchments of public transport? And are cities like Melbourne – fresh from the O-bikes debacle – ready for another form of shared mobility.
This AITPM seminar will explore e-scooters (and other forms of personal electric transport like mobility scooters) with a panel of experts from local government and transport regulators. Expect varied perspectives and lively discussion, this AITPM seminar is not to be missed.
The e-scooters and micro-mobility panel will include:
Damon is a senior transport planner at the City of Melbourne. He has over 20 years experience working for a variety of government agencies, including the Victorian Department of Transport and the Greater Vancouver Transport Authority. Damon was involved in responding to the arrival of oBikes in Melbourne and has assisted in the preparation of City of Melbourne’s latest transport strategy.
Anthony is the project manager for the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) issues paper on the “Barriers to safe use of innovative vehicles”. Many ‘innovative’ vehicles do not necessarily fit into the current road rules, Anthony has studied these issues in detail.
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Venue: WSP Offices - Melbourne