Would you ride an e-scooter to your vaccination appointment?
What if it was free?
Downer resident Jimi O'Connor is considering taking advantage of e-scooter company Neuron's offer of free trips for people getting vaccinated.
The company is investing $100,000 towards scooter rides to vaccination appointments, giving people a $10 discount on each ride.
Mr O'Oonnor, 45, said he's waiting for a Pfizer shot on advice from his GP, but would scooter to an appointment in the future.
"They've just closed the big car park down [at Dickson shops] so I'm more inclined to scoot from where I live in Downer to Dickson shops," he said.
"The incentives there, if it's a free ride on the scooter to be vaccinated, that's incentive to use their scooter."
Neuron CEO Zachary Wang said he hoped the offer would be taken up by vulnerable people.
"We know that increasing vaccination rates is an integral step to stopping the spread [of Covid]," Mr Wang said.
"Through this initiative, we want to provide greater access to safe transport options for every Australian who is eligible to get vaccinated.
"Our healthcare workers have been at the forefront of the vaccine rollout, and we hope to play a small part in supporting their critical work."
For those who want the AstraZeneca, from Monday they can get it from one of 66 pharmacies across the ACT, which may within scooting range.
The vehicles were introduced to Canberra in August last year, where they suddenly seemed to be spread across the city.
Mr O'Connor said it seemed the scooters were more popular than ever before.
"It's amazing, you barely see people on them, but they're everywhere. And then when you come back, they're gone again, so they are being used, they're just being left," he said.
"I've seen my neighbour, two young kids, they scoot home from school on it, and then they just leave it on the nature strip. And then it stays there. And then they use it the next morning."
To receive the $10 discount on an e-scooter trip, riders will need to download the Neuron app and follow the vaccination promotion prompts.
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