e-bike and e-scooter hire trial

Locals and visitors to Mooloolaba and Maroochydore can now hire and get around on e-scooters and e-bikes during Sunshine Coast Council’s trial.

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 during this time.

Neuron Mobility was the successful applicant of the 18-month trial commencing in May 2023.

Neuron Mobility’s proposal stood out for their: 

  • level of service
  • understanding of the unique requirements of the Sunshine Coast market and 
  • commitments to safety and community engagement.

Neuron have worked closely with council to set up a number of designated parking locations across the riding zone. Riders will only be able to end their trip at approved locations.

The 18-month trial gives council the opportunity to assess if:

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

The trial will end on 30 September 2024.

Community engagement

Council invited the community to have their say by completing a short online survey between Tuesday, 7 May and Monday, 3 June 2024. Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback.

Feedback received through Council’s community engagement activities will 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.

To find other e-transport businesses on the Sunshine Coast, try searching in your favourite search engine.