Thetraveljunkie.org – Over the past few years, the popularity of e-bikes and e-scooters has continued to soar in Queensland. In Queensland, e-scooters are only allowed on footpaths where they can travel up to 25kph. Queensland is the only state or territory where a rider can travel at speeds above 10kph on a footpath. Federal and state regulations have struggled to keep up with the new technology.
But, North Arm Yandina Creek Road, Toolborough Road, Zgrajewski Road and Yandina Coolum Road in Sunshine Coast NEED sealed roads, pathways, bike lanes, footpaths and public transportation. People all over the world are starting to radically reimagine travel and commutes with electric vehicles (EVs) and see that these are better for the environment than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. However here on the Sunshine Coast we still lack the basic infrastructure, such as sealed roads, footpaths, bike lanes to allow the realisation of these technologies.
It’s time for the government and community to embrace new ideas that will benefit us all and lead to healthier communities. Yes, we live in Yandina Creek! So we MUST take e-scooters into a car, and go to somewhere if we want to ride it. It’s so sad.
So, the other day we went to Coolum Beach for e-scootering on Coastal Pathway. The Coolum Boardwalk: one of the beautiful boardwalks in Australia, which follows the ocean from Beach Road to Point Perry all the way to Point Arkwright.
We continued e-scooter on up to Peregian Beach (return) – a delightful 7Km ride north along the beach from Point Perry. Peregian Beach is a quaint little seaside village.
Happy Sustainable Travels!