Micro-mobility Initiatives at St Lucia

9 July 2021

Upcoming Micro-mobility Initiatives at St Lucia

We are excited to announce that, after months of planning and preparation the Transport Systems team and Sustainability team at P&F will be enabling new modes of travel with micro-mobility devices and associated safety initiatives at the University of Queensland. Starting this week, you will see micro-mobility devices such as e-scooters and e-bikes popping up on St Lucia Campus, with numerous initiatives that support a safe riding environment for all staff, students and visitors on St Lucia Campus. These safety initiatives will transform the way micro-mobility is used to arrive to and move around campus and we are excited to share them with you!

1. Rideables Network Map
To improve safe and fluid micro-mobility circulation within the St Lucia campus, a new Rideables Network Map has been created. The map shows recommended rideable paths, slow riding zones, dismount (no ride) areas, as well as parking zones for shared services. This zoning initiative is an effort to enforce pedestrian right of way and preserve existing campus amenities while improving convenience and campus access for micro-mobility users.

> Rideables Network Map (PDF, 548KB)

Be sure to look out for the below parking zone stickers located across St Lucia Campus!


2. UQ Riding Guidelines
To promote safe and responsible riding practices in the UQ community, riding guidelines have been developed that cover safety rules for all rideables, including shared and personal devices like e-scooters and e-bicycles.

3. Rideables Safety Campaign
The Sustainability team will kick-off a safety campaign through its social media and other digital channels to encourage micro-mobility users to adopt safe riding practices. Riding tips and key information aimed at improving riding skills will also be provided. This campaign will be delivered periodically, and it will also encompass pedestrian safety.

4. Shared Ride Services Framework
The 2020 e-Micromobility Survey underlined the need to manage e-micromobility flows into campus and take advantage of emerging micro-mobility opportunities. Accordingly, the Transport Systems and Sustainability teams are putting together a framework to manage the arrival of dock less shared e-mobility devices (i.e., e-scooters and e-bikes) to the St Lucia campus. The aim is to put in place a UQ based approach that seamlessly integrates with the evolution of active transport initiatives within Queensland and the Brisbane City Council catchment. 

These are exciting times for micro-mobility at UQ and we invite our community to switch to active transport, contribute to a safe riding environment for all, and while doing so, reduce carbon emissions. 

Watch this space as more news will come soon!



Property and Facilities team:

(Project Leads) Harshini Ravindran, Manager, Transport System and Dr Carlos Fujita-Dimas, Project Officer 

(Comms material, promotions) Ashleigh Simon, Communications Officer and Cassidy Mogg, Sustainability Engagement Officer

(Signage and decals) Steven Lascelles, Signage, Officer

Civil Engineering, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Project team:

Jake Whitehead, Advance Qld Industry Research Fellow

Maisie Rahbar, Postdoct Research Fellow, Emerging Mobility

Mark Hickman, Professor & Chair of Transport Engineering

Thank you to these staff members from the Property and Facilities Division and the MaaS team for breaking new ground in active travel and making possible the safe use and circulation of e-micromobility devices at the St Lucia Campus. This is another leap forward in UQ's effort to lead in the e-mobility space.