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A year after entering into a memorandum of understanding with Lime on the trial, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has advised the United States-based e-scooter hire company to put it on the backburner.
Council spokesman Jack Barlow said it had told the company the construction work - installation of a wastewater pipeline across the CBD and street upgrades - meant starting the trial wouldbe ‘‘challenging’’ and a delay was prudent.
The work was expected to take between 18 months and two years to complete, Mr Barlow said.