WalkSmart your way around Canberra!

Posted 25th March 2020. Category: Article.

WalkSmart your way around Canberra!

Posted 25th March 2020. Category: General.


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You may have noticed a few more people rolling their way around Canberra, that’s right e-mobility is now legal in the ACT. Leave your runners at home and scoot your way around this Beautiful city on your new electric scooter courtesy of the team at the newly opened WalkSmart Canberra.

WalkSmart are ecstatic to announce the opening of their first store outside of Sydney in Canberra. Located at G28, 6 Provan Street, Campbell, 2612 ACT WalkSmart are on the cutting edge of all thing’s electric scooters, offering sales, rentals and repairs.

WalkSmart is a one shop stop for all your scooter needs, with expert advice and friendly service. WalkSmart have been trading in Sydney for the past 2 years and have built a reputation on not only providing quality products but also providing quality servicing and repairs across a range of e-mobility.

Whilst these scooters are now legal all around Canberra there are a few things you will need to know before you buy in regard to ACT E-scooter laws;
  • Electric scooters, skateboards will be legal to use on shared paths and footpaths
  • They will not be permitted on roads or on-road bicycle lands (except on residential streets where there is no footpath)
  • They will be subject to a maximum speed of 15km/h on footpaths and up to 25km/h in all other permitted locations
  • Users must give way to pedestrians and keep to the left.

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      There are also a few safety measures that must also be met that new riders may not realise, these include; the use of a warning device (such as a bell), lights and reflectors on the scooter, and finally a helmet must be worn at all times.

      The good news is WalkSmart has a range of helmets in store to ensure no matter what your situation you will always be able to get riding from the moment you leave the store.


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      Now let’s talk about the range of scooters currently available off the shelf, and ready to ride in the Canberra store.

      THE XIAOMI M365
      This scooter comes at an entry level price but with impressive performance with a 25km range. This model proves most popular among our rentals due to its low profile when folded and reduced weight.

      Below are some of the specs of the M365:
      • Power:
      • Battery:
      • Durability: *
      • Portability:
      • All terrain: **
      THE XIAOMI M365 PRO
      The big brother of the M365, whilst this model is not as portable as the standard, it more than makes up for it in power and performance with a 45 km range. The “all-rounder” of the WalkSmart range this scooter is more than capable of transitioning from the smooth footpath to rougher terrain.

      Below are some of the specs of the M365 Pro:
      • Power:
      • Battery:
      • Durability: **
      • Portability:
      • All terrain: ***
      NINEBOT MAX
      The Rolls Royce of electric scooters, while this model may not have the low profile and reduced weight of the M365 family, but is a powerhouse with a massive 65km range. Not only does this scooter have a mammoth range but it is also capable of riding across all terrains including grass. This scooter is perfect for the rider that needs to travel long distance for work but does not want to deal with the traffic on the roads.

      Below are some of the specs of the M365 Pro:
      • Power:
      • Battery: *
      • Durability: **
      • Portability:
      • All terrain: ****
      THE ZOOM STRYDER EX
      This scooter is a pocket rocket in both size and speed. The Stryder is our only scooter with foldable handlebars and while this scooter may look smaller than its competitors it more than makes up for it in its speed. This scooter reaches a whopping 30 km an hour and is our only scooter with built in suspension. This is the perfect scooter for those wanting to commute to the city from the suburbs where the paths may not be as flat.

      Below are some of the specs of the ZOOM STRYDER EX:
      • Power:
      • Battery:
      • Durability: *
      • Portability: *
      • All terrain:
      THE UNAGI SCOOTER
      This aesthetically designed scooter is both the beauty and the beast. With dual motors there isn’t much this scooter can’t do. This is a scooter that expertly designed for those that want a powerhouse under foot that still looks professional when brought into the office.

      Below are some of the specs of the UNAGI SCOOTER:
      • Power: *
      • Battery:
      • Durability:
      • Portability:
      • All terrain: ***
      All of our products come with 12-month warranty and all repairs are handled by our capable staff instore so you can have confidence in knowing you will be back on your scooter in no time at all. With this sort of service and security WalkSmart are on the cutting edge of the E-scooter market here in the ACT and our team are committed to ensuring no matter what your needs.


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      That’s all you need to know about scooters in Canberra so jump online and book a test ride, or better yet come in store and learn all there is to know about the exciting new frontier that is E-Scooters!!

      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.

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