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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.

For more information on the PMD Project:
p: 0431 344 897