Lime pulls scooters from Mosgiel streets

Lime scooters have been taken off the streets of Mosgiel.

The app-operated electric scooters were introduced in Dunedin in January last year but are no longer operating in Mosgiel.

Lime public affairs manager Lauren Mentjox said as use of the scooters had been low in the suburb, they had not been there for some time.

"If demand increases, we will of course look to return."

Since Lime launched, its scooters had become part of the community, she said.

"Riders have taken nearly 660,000 trips and travelled more than 800,000km in [Dunedin]."

Lime closely monitored demand everywhere to ensure scooters were deployed in places that best met community need.


 

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Very good. Should do the same in Dunedin central.

One wonders how demand can increase when there's no supply.

That was my thoughts exactly. You gotta laugh sometimes.

I live in the central city and I wouldn't be too sad to see them disappear entirely. They often clutter up the footpath and I have personally had a couple of near misses as scooters have whizzed past me on the footpath at unreasonable and careless speeds. I'm sure if they had made contact I would have risked some broken ribs.

They were definitely a 90 day wonder. It is definitely obvious that patronage has fallen off the metaphorical cliff and you see less of them around. There are still people discarding them in the middle of George Street late at night though. Sooner they get pulled from Dunedin the better

Sooner they go from Dunedin the better. DCC let us down badly on this one;what a surprise.

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