New transport devices part of research project
PMDs on campus: new transport devices part of research project
A research project to assess the appropriateness of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) in a pedestrian context will be carried out on the Macquarie University North Ryde campus during April and May.
About the project
- Volunteers from Macquarie University staff will ride the PMDs around campus during their workdays
- The pilot trial, (scheduled to begin on the 22 April) will comprise of four groups of four users, trialling the devices in fortnight blocks over the course of 8 weeks.
- It is planned to trial two types of PMDs on campus:
- Egret One (two wheels)
- Qugo (three wheels)
- The research has received support from the City of Ryde, Transport for NSW and Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services.
What you need to know
- PMDs will only be used on shared pedestrians environments and not on roads within the Macquarie University North Ryde Campus.
- PMD riders are to give way to pedestrians at all times.
- Should you see a PMD on campus, please be mindful of its presence and extend the same courtesy you do other vehicles operating in the shared pedestrian spaces.
- In the unlikely event that you are involved in or witness an incident involving a PMD, please contact Macquarie University security on 9850 9999.