27 May 2019

Green light for two new e-scooter operators in Christchurch

2:23 pm on 27 May 2019

Christchurch will soon be home to another two e-scooter operators.

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Two variations to the Lime scooters will soon be seen on Christchurch streets. Photo: RNZ

The city already has 700 Lime scooters on its streets, with the California-based company this year given permission by the Christchurch City Council to add another 300.

From mid-June Singapore based e-scooter company, Beam, will deploy 300 of its machines followed in spring by Wellington-based Flamingo, again with 300 of the scooters.

The council hoped the extra competition for Lime would be a positive thing for the city.

It planned to cap the total number of scooters at 1600.

A council survey earlier this year found 75 percent of people thought the original Lime e-scooter trial had a positive or very positive effect on Christchurch.

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