E-scooters to hit the streets of Selwyn

Lincoln residents Phillip and Angela Eberhard with some of their Lava scooters. Photo: Shane Michael
Lincoln residents Phillip and Angela Eberhard with some of their Lava scooters. Photo: Shane Michael
Selwyn residents will get their first taste of e-scooters on the streets of Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton on Thursday.

The six-month trial of Lava and Lime e-scooters is set to begin after the Selwyn District Council voted to adopt a reviewed Traffic and Parking Bylaw on Wednesday.

The bylaw change makes it legal for commercial e-scooters to be used and parked on the district's streets.

The council voted in October to allow the trial of 250 e-scooters once the necessary changes had been made to the bylaw.

Both companies have indicated they plan to have e-scooters available in the trial areas tomorrow morning.

The trial makes Selwyn the first place outside of a major urban centre to trial the use of commercial e-scooters.

Under the conditions of the trial licence the e-scooters will be allowed to operate in Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton, and to travel between the towns using cycle lanes.

Reduced speed areas will be in place on council reserves, and in the vicinity of halls and community centres. E-scooters will not be allowed in Council cemeteries.

The companies are required to provide daily reports to the council on e-scooter travel and safety.

They must also provide data on any incidents and investigations into their e-scooter operations throughout New Zealand, along with any actions taken to correct them.  

 

 

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