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Cr Johnson unsure of success of eScooter trial to date


A Ballarat councillor remains undecided about the future of eScooters in Ballarat saying she is firmly sitting on the fence at this stage.

A 12 month trial period is underway with 250 of the bright orange scooters placed around the city.
10,000 trips were taken in the first week from December 15th according to operator Neuron, although there has been reports of vandalism and accidents, with Ballarat police becoming involved.
Speaking to Radio Ballarat Councillor Amy Johnson says they are proving useful in some aspects.
"I know that they are extremely handy for people that are just looking to take short trips."
"People are using them to get for instance to public transport hubs," Cr Johnson said.
Image: Radio Ballarat