Riding Electric Scooters in Sydney!
Posted 10th September 2021. Category: General.
Here are the five things nobody tells you about electric scooters. After riding and testing loads of electric scooters, there are a few things we have learnt along the way, which not everyone will tell you about.
Where can you ride electric scooters in Sydney?
Although powered foot scooters and skateboards cannot be registered with the NSW Centre for Road Safety and are limited to private property only.
Hence, electric scooters may not be ridden on streets or public sidewalks, but it can still be ridden in private properties without any limitations.
What are the best places in Sydney to ride them? If you are going to ride an electric scooter, you will want to check with your local authorities - Department of Transport for NSW, and follow their recommendations, as well as the rules that apply to foot scooters. Even though e scooters and e bikes are both wheeled recreational devices, there are differences in their rules.
These are some suggestions of where to ride your electric scooter:
- Private Property – your own backyard
- Heffron Pedal Park, Maroubra
- Sydney Park Cycling Centre at Sydney Park, St Peters
- Park tracks
- Campbelltown Bicycle Education & Road Safety Centre
- Off-road tracks
In Sydney, electric scooters can usually be ridden year-round because of the climate. Storms are likely to strike Sydney between October and March, as they are in most of Australia, but Sydney has a relatively mild winter. Hence, if you are planning to purchase one for yourself, you know where to find one.
Additionally, if you are looking to purchase an electric scooter, create a post with your scooter questions or requirements and we will help you find the perfect scooter for you!
WalkSmart is Australia’s first electric scooter brand that offers a more sustainable and convenient way to get around, so they have been releasing electric scooter models that cater to commuters and offer micro-mobile solutions for riders.
Please feel free to check our best recommendations of escooters if you intend to buy one of the best electric scooter this season.
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WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.