Following changes to the road rules in December 2019 to allow e-scooters and similar devices to be used in the ACT, Transport Canberra and City Services has launched a Dockless Shared Micromobility Policy and Guidelines (PDF 188KB). Please email TCCS.PolicyLegislation@act.gov.au for a copy of the policy.
The Dockless Shared Micromobility Policy and Guidelines apply to commercial operators who plan to offer casual hire of pedal bikes, e-scooters and e-bikes where the devices are distributed on ACT public land without a purpose-built docking station. The ACT Government will be calling for interested parties to apply for a public unleased land use permit to operate a dockless shared micromobility scheme with a view issuing two permits in August 2020.
An industry briefing was held on 13 July 2020. If you did not attend the industry briefing and would like to have a permit application considered, you can email TCCS.PolicyLegislation@act.gov.au and request a copy of the transcript of the meeting. Applications to operate the dockless e-scooter scheme will be open from 20 July until 3 August 2020. For more information contact TCCS.PolicyLegislation@act.gov.au
Shared micromobility can provide benefits to Canberra including a convenient and fast option for short trips on their own or combined with public transport. It also provides a healthy and affordable choice, and reduces the problems associated with car travel. Lastly it can offer economic development opportunities including local employment and visitor services.