Scooter taxi service arrives in Melbourne

Scooter taxi service arrives in Melbourne

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Melbourne is the first Australian city to have an Uber-style motor scooter ride sharing service.

Melbourne is the first Australian city to have an Uber-style motor scooter ride sharing service.

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Hold on tight Melbourne, Australia's first government-compliant motor scooter ride-sharing service has arrived. Scooti claims it will change the face of Melbo...

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Hold on tight Melbourne, Australia's first government-compliant motor scooter ride-sharing service has arrived.

Scooti claims it will change the face of Melbourne's commuter scene by breaking through inner-city gridlock.

The company says it has an edge on market competitors including Uber, Taxify and Shebah, getting users from point-to-point "quicker, cheaper and in an environmentally-cleaner fashion".

"Not only can our fleet of drivers navigate around traffic jams and pull up in tight spaces to let you off, they're also making that inner-city commute more efficient and in turn, saving time and money," Scooti CEO Brett Balsters said.

Scooti passengers are given a helmet, hair net and high-vis safety vest for their trip and can store personal belongings in the top box.

The service has also pledged to cater for women who feel most comfortable riding as a scooter pillion passenger with a female rider.

Depending on the success of the Melbourne trial, Scooti plans to roll out the two-wheel app to Sydney and Brisbane commuters within the next year.

Australian Associated Press

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