Eye to be kept on use during keg party day

Lime will monitor how its e-scooters are being used during next week's Hyde St keg party and possibly pull them from the streets if they are being used inappropriately.

Last month, the e-scooter company was forced to withdraw more than 200 e-scooters from Dunedin streets after they were set on fire and involved in a series of accidents on St Patrick's Day.

Dunedin operations manager Andrew Ellis said Lime employees would monitor the situation on Saturday but at this stage there were no plans to remove the scooters from the streets.

"We take a real targeted approach, so we'll look on the map and look where the scooters are and where the issues are and respond accordingly."

It was important other Lime users were not affected by party-goers using the scooters inappropriately, Mr Ellis said.

"Our business model is not about having scooters in a party zone and part of the network is having them available for other people to use.

"So hopefully ... you can still get to where you want to go and not be affected by the keg party."

About 3600 people are expected to attend this year's Hyde St party.

 

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