Albany will have fewer e-scooters from February as Beam pauses its operations in the city due to “local logistics circumstances”. In a statement from Beam on Monday, the company said its purple e-scooter operations would be paused on January 30. “We are committed to delivering a high quality of community-centric service to cities and communities in which we operate, and have made the decision to pause operations in Albany due to unforeseen local logistics circumstances that we believe will impact our ability to provide this high standard of service to riders and the community,” the statement said. “We’re proud to have brought zero-emissions transportation to Albany over the past 15 months, and thank the City of Albany and our riders for their support. “We will continue engaging with the City of Albany following council’s decision in March on the future of shared micro-mobility in the City.” City of Albany acting chief executive Nathan Watson said the City respected Beam’s decision to pause its operations. “The City thanks Beam Mobility for its commitment to providing e-scooter services in Albany for the past 15 months and supporting the micro-mobility trial for residents and visitors,” he said. “We’re disappointed Beam Mobility is unable to conclude the trial period, but we respect the reasons for its decision to cease operations in Albany at this time.” The City launched an online survey in mid-November to gauge the opinion of the community to determine the future of the two e-scooter operators, Beam and Bird, beyond an 18-month trial. “The ongoing e-scooter survey invites community members to share their experiences and feedback about the e-scooters, which will help inform the future of micro-mobility in Albany,” Mr Watson said. The survey is available on the City’s website until February 1.