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Rules for riding in Western Sydney Parklands

E-scooter trial

Visitors choosing to use shared e-scooters will be restricted to designated shared paths in Bungarribee Park, Lizard Log and Shale Hills. Look out for signs in these areas.  

 

Riders of shared e-scooters must:

  • Go no faster than 10 kilometres per hour
  • Wear a helmet at all times
  • Give way to any pedestrians and keep left
  • Not carry any passengers 
  • Not use mobile phone while riding an e-scooter
  • Not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

E-scooters will be ‘geo-fenced’, meaning visitors will not be able to take them outside of the trial area.

 

Image: Visitors trialling e-scooters in the Parklands.

 

Where can I ride?

Click to see a map of the available routes and e-scooter providers in each area:

Bungarribee Park map image (1.4MB PDF)

 

E-scooter operator: Neuron

 

Lizard Log map image (2.3MB PDF)

E-scooter operator: Lime

 

Shale Hills map image (990KB PDF)

E-scooter operator: Beam

 

E-scooter Shared Scheme Trial FAQs

 

Why is Western Sydney Parklands trialling shared e-scooters?

Western Sydney Parklands has been selected to be the first of many shared e-scooters trials in NSW.

In response to the growing popularity of e-scooters and the need to safely manage their use, the Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes announced that the NSW Government will enable a trial of e-scooter shared schemes.

The NSW Government is rolling out these trials in the safest way possible and bringing e-scooters to our parklands is the perfect place to start.

 

Who can use these shared e-scooters?

The minimum age for use under the NSW Road Rules is 16 years old, however please check each e-scooter shared scheme providers’ terms and conditions as some providers may only permit riders 18 years old and above.

 

Do people need a driver’s license to use them?

No.

 

Where in Western Sydney Parklands will shared e-scooters be allowed?

Visitors choosing to use shared e-scooters will be restricted to designated shared paths in Bungarribee Park, Lizard Log and Shale Hills. Look out for signs in these areas. 

Riders of shared e-scooters must:

  • go no faster than 10 kilometres per hour
  • wear a helmet at all times
  • give way to any pedestrians and keep left
  • not carry any passengers
  • not use mobile phone while riding an e-scooter.   

These e-scooters will be ‘geo-fenced’, meaning visitors will not be able to take them outside of the trial area.

 

When will the trial commence?

Saturday 30 July 2022.

 

How long will the trial run?

The trial is expected to run for three months.

 

How can visitors use these shared e-scooters?

Instructions on how to use the e-scooters can be found by downloading your chosen provider’s app and following the prompts. The e-scooter shared scheme providers in Western Sydney Parklands are:

 

How much will it cost to use these shared e-scooters?

Information about costs can be found on the participating providers websites:

 

Can people ride their own e-scooter in Western Sydney Parklands during this trial?

No, it will remain illegal to ride privately owned e-scooters in Western Sydney Parklands or anywhere else in NSW.

 

 

 

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