SINGAPORE – From Wednesday (June 14), staff and visitors of Singapore Science Park 1 will be able to rent e-scooters or bicycles as part of a six-month trial, announced the Ascendas-Singbridge Group.

The trial – which will run until Dec 13 – is a collaboration between Ascendas-Singbridge, the master developer of Singapore Science Park One, and start-up Neuron Mobility.

There will be 50 e-scooters and 20 bicycles available from six parking zones within the 29ha park.

Users can download an app, available for both Android and iOS devices, to unlock both the e-scooters and bikes, which will be available at a rate of $0.50 per 15 minutes.

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The scheme is aimed at supplementing the shuttle bus and public transport services within the park, said Ascendas-Singbridge deputy group chief executive Manohar Khiatani.

He added: “The trial will allow us to gauge receptivity to the scheme and monitor usage so that we can improve intermodal connectivity and point-to-point travel within Singapore Science Park One.”

Mr Callum McNeil, chief technology officer at Neuron, demonstrates how to unlock a bicycle. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Mr Zachary Wang, chief executive of Neuron Mobility, described the park as an “excellent testbed location” for the scheme.

Mr Khiatani said that Ascendas-Singbridge hopes to continue the scheme in Singapore Science Park One, beyond the six-month trial, and extend it to Singapore Science Park Two, as well as other properties in Singapore and the region.

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