E-mobility parking hubs

Brisbane City Council is installing e-mobility parking hubs across the CBD and inner suburbs to provide designated areas to park and pick-up shared e-mobility devices from Beam and Neuron.

E-mobility parking hubs will help ensure that our footpaths and roads are kept clear, safe and accessible for pedestrians and road users. 

Project summary

This table provides summary information about e-mobility parking hubs, outcomes and latest news.
Address Brisbane City and inner-city suburbs
Project outcomes Improve active transport, connectivity, safety and accessibility
Latest news Works to install the footpath stickers will occur ahead of the 22 July 2021 launch date of the new e-bikes, so that the sites are ready for use.

About the project

To deliver more modern travel options that meet the needs of our growing city, Council has announced the introduction of shared e-bikes and e-scooters across our city.

The new e-bikes and e-scooters will enable residents and visitors to get around the city and surrounding suburbs using active transport, reduce the number of cars on the roads and give people another option to get active.

Council’s E-mobility strategy 2021-2023 is a key initiative of the Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions (Transport Plan). It focuses on opportunities to encourage greater use of e-bikes, e-scooters and other emerging, sustainable e-mobility options.

As part of our e-mobility strategy, we are developing a plan for rolling out designated shared scheme parking areas across the city, to create a network of physical parking locations in areas of high demand.

E-mobility parking hubs will help ensure our footpaths and roads are kept clear and safe for pedestrians and road users. 

This project is part of Council’s initiative to provide a connected, flexible and sustainable transport network that is vital to our city.

Locations

Council established 18 new e-mobility parking hubs at locations across the CBD and inner suburbs to align with the launch of new e-bikes on 22 July 2021.

This includes 16 hubs at previous CityCycle stations, and two hubs at other footpath locations.

The e-mobility hubs are displayed by footpath stickers on the ground at each location to delineate the designated space.

Council will continue to investigate and install new e-mobility parking hubs across Brisbane throughout 2021 and will update the map below as stations are created.

E-mobility parking hub locations

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Beam and Neuron also have a network of virtual e-mobility parking hubs available across Brisbane. You can find these virtual hubs on each operator’s app.

Using e-mobility hubs

E-mobility parking hubs provide a designated place to park and pick up shared e-scooters and e-bikes, to help ensure our footpaths and roads are kept clear and safe for pedestrians and road users. 

When using an e-mobility hub, please park the shared device safely and responsibly within the bounds of the designated area, and follow the relevant instructions in the operator’s app.

Rules to ride

Users of e-mobility devices must:

  • keep left and give way to pedestrians
  • travel at a speed that allows you to stop safely around pedestrians
  • travel at a safe distance from pedestrians
  • keep left of oncoming bicycles and other personal mobility devices
  • only use the bicycle side of a shared path.

When riding an e-bike, users are required to follow the same general road rules as when riding a normal bicycle.

In line with the current rules for personal mobility devices, e-mobility devices are only permitted to ride on the CityLink Cycleway in the CBD, and not permitted to ride on the road on other streets in the CBD.

Operating conditions of e-mobility devices in Brisbane is regulated by the Queensland Government, and non-compliance is enforced by the Queensland Police Service.

Parking safely

When using an e-mobility hub, park the shared device safely and responsibly within the bounds of the designated area, and follow the relevant instructions in the operator's app. 

If you are unable to find a parking hub:

  • find a safe place to park
  • park on the kerbside, with the front wheel lined up with street furniture, e.g. seats.

When parking, remember to:

  • keep the paths clear for pedestrians
  • park more than 1.5 metres away from:
    • tactile ground surface indicators (‘tactiles’)
    • pedestrian crossings
    • access points and emergency exits
    • footpath dining
    • taxi zones
    • loading zones and school zones
    • Australia Post mailboxes
    • parking meters 
  • park more than 3 metres away from bus zones and stops.

Shared scheme e-bikes and e-scooters

Brisbane City Council is phasing out the CityCycle scheme and introducing shared e-bikes and e-scooters over the course of 2021.

The introduction of e-bikes and e-scooters marks the next phase of transport in the city, and will enable residents and visitors to get around the city and surrounding suburbs using active transport, reduce the number of cars on the roads and give people yet another option to get active.

From 22 July 2021, 800 e-bikes and 2000 e-scooters will hit the streets, operated by Beam and Neuron.

Beam and Neuron also have a network of virtual parking hubs at locations across Brisbane. For more information about these virtual parking hubs, please visit the relevant operator’s app.

More information

For more information about e-mobility in Brisbane, visit the Brisbane’s e-mobility strategy page.

For more information about e-mobility parking hubs, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    E-mobility parking
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 22 July 2021