From 1st February 2022, City of Port Phillip has signed up to the Victorian Government trial in partnership City of Yarra and City of Melbourne, with 500 e-scooters distributed across each city for use on bicycle lanes, bicycle paths, shared paths and roads. E-scooters will be contained to these metro areas through the use of geofencing and a 20km/h speed limit will apply.
Lime and Neuron Mobility will deliver the trial, and rides within the three municipalities will be made possible by downloading the Lime and Neuron apps.
Riders must adhere to most of the same rules as bike riders, including wearing a helmet and slowing down to give way to pedestrians on shared paths.
E-scooter riders should behave the same way as bicycle riders and slow down to give way to pedestrians. There will be special 'no go' and 'go slow' zones where speed limits are restricted in high-traffic shared areas. E-scooters are not permitted on footpaths and roads where there is a speed limit above 50km/h.