Rotorua to trial Lime e-scooters for six months
E-scooter company Lime has made a formal proposal to operate in Rotorua, with planning under way for a six-month trial of 250 scooters.
The proposal comes seven months after Lime’s e-scooters were banned from Auckland amid safety fears.
In a report to a Rotorua Lakes Council committee meeting on Thursday, council chief executive Geoff Williams said staff were “working through the relevant regulatory requirements” in response to Lime’s request to trial the e-scooters in the city.
“A six-month trial involving 250 scooters will be undertaken at some point to allow [the] council and Lime to assess the effects of the activity.
“Detail on timing will be provided in due course, given the delay due to the Covid-19 epidemic.”
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RNZ: Felix Desmarais, June 9, 2020