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# 242213 16-Oct-2018 14:39
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Has anyone tried these yet?

 

Saw a bunch of the lime scooters on my run to work today, they seemed pretty solid things, though at $19 dollars an hour use they would get pretty expensive to use.

 

I wonder how they are going to keep them charged/out of the harbour/out of peoples back yards?

 

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  # 2108885 16-Oct-2018 14:49
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I have not tried yet but downloaded the app. Do they charge in US or NZ dollars? 

 

Driving through CBD 7am this morning I saw probably 30 of them in groups of 4-5 scattered. I was impressed how many there were. But in all honestly seeing how the Onzos get abused I'm interested in seeing how these fare.

 

Also, came across these free credit codes, each gives 3x$1 credits.

 

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  # 2108886 16-Oct-2018 14:52
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I thought powered scooters  had to be ridden on the roads?


 
 
 
 




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  # 2108887 16-Oct-2018 14:54
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mattwnz:

 

I thought powered scooters  had to be ridden on the roads?

 

 

 

 

The scooters can be ridden on the road, footpath and off-road cycling/walking paths. The NZ Transport Agency previously said they could not be used in cycle lanes, but has since adjusted its stance.

 

A spokeswoman said the scooters could be used in cycleways if they were impeding traffic, so vehicles could pass safely, but it was expected the scooter rider would go back on to the road or footpath when it could do so safely. 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107857621/lime-scooters-launch-in-new-zealands-two-largest-cities 


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  # 2108888 16-Oct-2018 14:57
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The past couple of days I've seen them downtown, both waiting and being used.

 

$19 an hour is a bit much IMO. $9 would be better. They can do up to 27km/h, and are allowed on the footpath, without a helmet. I see some serious accidents in their future.

 

 

 

Operationally, they are all apparently collected every night, charged up and returned to a 'base' area ready for hiring again in the morning.


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  # 2108890 16-Oct-2018 14:59
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mattwnz:

 

I thought powered scooters  had to be ridden on the roads?

 

 

Nope, NZTA exempted them in September,  for 5 years,

 

 https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2018-au4674

 

As part of Lime's  trial with Auckland and Christrchurch councils for 3 months...

 

http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2018/10/licence-granted-for-auckland-e-scooter-operator/

 

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2952

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2108896 16-Oct-2018 15:12
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trig42:

 

The past couple of days I've seen them downtown, both waiting and being used.

 

$19 an hour is a bit much IMO. $9 would be better. They can do up to 27km/h, and are allowed on the footpath, without a helmet. I see some serious accidents in their future.

 

 

 

Operationally, they are all apparently collected every night, charged up and returned to a 'base' area ready for hiring again in the morning.

 

 


I thought it might have been a solar charger and working like the Onzo bikes with renting.

 

On the topic of injury. My friends and I have a tradition of collecting Onzo bikes from the North Shore, Compiling them in devonport then hiring them for the day and putting a box of your poison in the front basket and go for a roadie around the shore! 
Few of the boys stacked it and ate the tarmac something savage but good time none the less. Before anyone asks, The cops didn't mind and thought it was the funniest thing they have seen in ages. They also laughed at my mate who fell off. 

 

 


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  # 2108918 16-Oct-2018 15:34
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Will be interesting to see a writeup on much they are paying in NZ for people to collect/charge the bikes, in the US it's $5 a bike with penalty rates if you return them after 7am or less than a 95% charge..


 
 
 
 


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  # 2108921 16-Oct-2018 15:35
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a few of these are stacked up outside my window...

 

 

 

I'd consider it, if i wasn't paying less to park my car... in auckland cbd...

 

 

 

My upper often uses Public transport, His comments were much the same. It would cost him about $3 to take one of these from Britomart to the office, Compared to getting off the train, jumping on a bus at no cost as it's the same stage.

 

When i first heard about it, i thought Public transport would be the major use of this, very quickly realized... It's far more expensive!





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  # 2108924 16-Oct-2018 15:36
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They have regen braking I think and their max distance is about 40km. I see a quite a few students using it up and down Symonds Street. At a $1 base and 30c per minute the students are renting them maybe 5min in to get around the city. Most people are nowhere near the max speed, especially on the footpath. If they're going at speed they're on the cycle lane going downhill with other cyclists.

 

 

They're quite manoeuvrable and generally you see riders who are confident with them. At least the crowd I've seen using them look like they had a scooter as a kid growing up and have no trouble dodging pedestrians on them.

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  # 2108926 16-Oct-2018 15:38
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Have they fixed the tag off type experience?  I heard a chap on the radio on Monday who'd finished with it, but it was still charging him an hour later for it's use.

 

 





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  # 2108939 16-Oct-2018 15:44
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Yeah kinda cool I am seeing them all over the place in use and parked up ready for hire. Might give one a go but better check my health insurance is up to date first.





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  # 2108949 16-Oct-2018 15:50
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Was a bunch outside my work on Symonds St, by 8.30am they were all gone. You can become a "Juicer" and charge them up from what Ive seen, and get $7 for each one. I assume it goes onto your Lime account as credit rather than cash. 

 

Suppose to be 18+ to use, but seen plenty in use by school kids after 3pm.

 

 





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  # 2108962 16-Oct-2018 16:27
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wellygary:

 

mattwnz:

 

I thought powered scooters  had to be ridden on the roads?

 

 

Nope, NZTA exempted them in September,  for 5 years,

 

 https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2018-au4674

 

As part of Lime's  trial with Auckland and Christrchurch councils for 3 months...

 

http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2018/10/licence-granted-for-auckland-e-scooter-operator/

 

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting, I hadn't seen that very recent announcement covered anywhere in the media. I wonder if this will now lead to a lot more of these things on the footpaths.


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  # 2108964 16-Oct-2018 16:29
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I signed up out of curiosity and saw I had a promo waiting - I have to say the $0 off (which doesn't expire until November 14th) made the whole thing much more appealing. /S





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  # 2109261 17-Oct-2018 08:58
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Coil:

 

working like the Onzo bikes with renting.

 

 

Onzo bikes are now in Wellington I've seen about a dozen people riding them so far - all on the footpath.





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