July 19, 2023Print | PDF
A new e-bike and e-scooter share program is rolling out at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus this summer.
As part of a pilot program with the Region of Waterloo, Laurier has partnered with Neuron Mobility to provide community members with additional and sustainable options for travel to and from campus. Use of the e-bikes and e-scooters will contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.
E-bikes and e-scooters each come with a helmet and are available at five designated areas across Laurier’s Waterloo campus, including:
“Diversifying alternative transportation enhances the culture of sustainability on campus and further integrates sustainability into the Region of Waterloo’s transportation system,” says Eric Meliton, manager of the Sustainability Office at Laurier. “We are happy to use the feedback from past iterations of the Sustainable Transportation Survey, released in partnership with TravelWise, to provide Laurier students, staff and faculty alternative transportation options on campus.”
On Laurier’s Waterloo campus, e-bikes and e-scooters can operate on select paths that lead to one of the five designated areas listed above. Geofencing has been installed on campus to ensure e-bikes and e-scooters remain on designated campus pathways and are not used on greenspaces. Speeds have also been limited to 15 kilometres per hour along designated campus paths.
Neuron Mobility’s e-bikes and e-scooters can be used in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.
For more information about Neuron Mobility, visit rideneuron.com/Canada or visit scootsafe.com and select Waterloo Region. Visit the Sustainability Office website for information about other alternative transportation options at Laurier.