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Beam Mobility to launch Denmark e-scooter trial in January

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
E-scooters have found their way to some odd places in Albany, and they’ll soon be making their way to the streets of Denmark.
Camera IconE-scooters have found their way to some odd places in Albany, and they’ll soon be making their way to the streets of Denmark. Credit: Laurie Benson

E-scooters will be coming to Denmark in the new year after Shire councillors voted to endorse a recommendation to authorise chief executive David Schober to enter an agreement with Beam Mobility to run a 12-month trial.

An extensive list of conditions were part of the approval; including predetermining a limited area of operation, enforced slow zones in high foot-traffic areas and no parking zones.

Mr Schober said the Shire is supportive of e-transport.

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“We’re happy to partner with Beam on this trial to offer sustainable transport options locally,” he said.

The Shire’s sustainability strategy, endorsed by the council in March last year, includes key pillars regarding sustainable travel and transport.

Beam, which approached the Shire with the offer to run the trial, will have permission to deploy 80 e-scooters.

Community members and visitors will be able to rent the e-scooters through an app.

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