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  # 2145333 14-Dec-2018 13:26
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KrazyKid:

 

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(

 

What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)

 

 

 

 

They only use $1 of each promo per ride, So like you might as well not bother...


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  # 2145335 14-Dec-2018 13:28
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ZollyMonsta: Picking up chargers tonight.. Pickup is in Mirimar.

 

As in you're going to be a juicer? 

 

And, given they've only currently launched a Hutt zone, why would they not provide a pick-up point somewhere closer than Mirimar?!

 

It'll be interesting to see the distribution of scooters once they launch in Wgtn city, given its topography; even with the Hutt I wonder if anyone will bother trying to use them in the western hill suburbs... 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2145337 14-Dec-2018 13:31
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Coil:

 

KrazyKid:

 

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(

 

What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)

 

 

They only use $1 of each promo per ride, So like you might as well not bother...

 

Yep, that $1 solely covers the 'flag fall' of renting one, so I guess it's more useful for really short trips where that flag fall is a higher proportion of the overall trip.

 

I posted my promo code earlier in this thread; it's still getting used, and I now have 114 active promos - all of them for that $1!


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  # 2145339 14-Dec-2018 13:40
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@Coil:

 

KrazyKid:

 

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(

 

What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)

 

 

They only use $1 of each promo per ride, So like you might as well not bother...

 

 

Before the Geekzone pizza in CHC we were given $100 credit (10 x $10). My ride from the CHC airport to CBD cost me $1.40 ($11.40 - $10 credit). 

 

That code is no longer available.





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  # 2145340 14-Dec-2018 13:41
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freitasm:

 

@Coil:

 

KrazyKid:

 

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(

 

What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)

 

 

They only use $1 of each promo per ride, So like you might as well not bother...

 

 

Before the Geekzone pizza in CHC we were given $100 credit (10 x $10). My ride from the CHC airport to CBD cost me $1.40 ($11.40 - $10 credit). 

 

That code is no longer available.

 

 

 

 

Interesting, Maybe the codes I received were $3 in $1 lots. Seemed deceiving when used. I also had $10 codes but they just listed in lots of $1 values.


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  # 2145355 14-Dec-2018 13:50
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But they won't handle the hills..


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  # 2145356 14-Dec-2018 13:59
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jonathan18:

Coil:


KrazyKid:


You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(


What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)



They only use $1 of each promo per ride, So like you might as well not bother...


Yep, that $1 solely covers the 'flag fall' of renting one, so I guess it's more useful for really short trips where that flag fall is a higher proportion of the overall trip.


I posted my promo code earlier in this thread; it's still getting used, and I now have 114 active promos - all of them for that $1!



Yeah was a bit miffed st the pickup point. Quite the hike to pick up.





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  # 2145357 14-Dec-2018 14:02
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KrazyKid:

 

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(

 

What generally is the best promo code to use when signing up to maximise my free rides :)

 

 

I did the same ...


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  # 2145377 14-Dec-2018 14:21
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But they won't handle the hills..

 

 

Well, that was a very general post!

 

There's been a good amount of discussion on this earlier in the thread. If you're talking about scooters in the Wellington region, then I think there'll be good-sized pockets where their use will be fine and not limited by the terrain. Eg, they'll be fantastic along the waterfront such as getting from the railway station to Te Papa; or in Petone; or in LH CBD... 

 

Where they won't be so useful is between many of these areas, eg exiting Wellington City CBD, so I can't imagine they'll get used for very long rides. And they'll be pretty much useless in the hilly suburbs. But I can totally get that this won't rule out their role in these other spots...


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KrazyKid:

You had me excited with reports the Dunedin scooters showing up so I installed the app. None visible for me at any zoom. :(



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  # 2145400 14-Dec-2018 15:47
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Well that is a big tease! 


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  # 2146490 17-Dec-2018 11:07
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jonathan18:

 

Yabanize:

 

But they won't handle the hills..

 

 

Well, that was a very general post!

 

There's been a good amount of discussion on this earlier in the thread. If you're talking about scooters in the Wellington region, then I think there'll be good-sized pockets where their use will be fine and not limited by the terrain. Eg, they'll be fantastic along the waterfront such as getting from the railway station to Te Papa; or in Petone; or in LH CBD... 

 

Where they won't be so useful is between many of these areas, eg exiting Wellington City CBD, so I can't imagine they'll get used for very long rides. And they'll be pretty much useless in the hilly suburbs. But I can totally get that this won't rule out their role in these other spots...

 

 

I think Jonathan may be referencing an objection voiced in Welly in relation to e-buses.





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  # 2146495 17-Dec-2018 11:27
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She fractured her neck falling off a Lime scooter and is calling for regulations

 

 

 

OMFG, this and the earlier article on the NZH site have really irritated me.

 

Here's a woman who apparently got pissed then thought it was a smart idea to use a Lime scooter to get home including riding it down - in her own words - 
 "a really steep, hilly road", and then has the temerity to essentially blame Lime for letting her do this. Seriously?

 

While the Stuff article includes more content where she appears at some level to take responsibility - '"I'm a grown woman and I'm not trying to blame the scooter for what happened when I was under the influence of alcohol," she said. "I got on the scooter on my own free will as I have half a dozen times before...' - but essentially the overall message I read from this is Lime should put in restrictions that would stop such situations occurring. 

 

I don't usually buy the whole accusations of 'nanny state' and over-regulation, but here I think she's completely out of line. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2146522 17-Dec-2018 12:34
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jonathan18:

 

She fractured her neck falling off a Lime scooter and is calling for regulations

 

 

 

OMFG, this and the earlier article on the NZH site have really irritated me.

 

Here's a woman who apparently got pissed then thought it was a smart idea to use a Lime scooter to get home including riding it down - in her own words - 
 "a really steep, hilly road", and then has the temerity to essentially blame Lime for letting her do this. Seriously?

 

While the Stuff article includes more content where she appears at some level to take responsibility - '"I'm a grown woman and I'm not trying to blame the scooter for what happened when I was under the influence of alcohol," she said. "I got on the scooter on my own free will as I have half a dozen times before...' - but essentially the overall message I read from this is Lime should put in restrictions that would stop such situations occurring. 

 

I don't usually buy the whole accusations of 'nanny state' and over-regulation, but here I think she's completely out of line. 

 

 

I noticed she didn't think ACC and taxpayers who will be funding her hospital stay and recouperation. Luckily she didn't live in the US - even with medical cover you'd have policies that would refuse to pay because you were impaired by alcohol.

 

 


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  # 2146526 17-Dec-2018 12:55
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Why has nobody suggested this for riding downhill in wheelie bins and shopping carts? They get used quite often by intoxicated people on steep hills. And there has been at least one death. frown

 

The requirement to wear a helmet makes a lot of sense for scooters and skateboards. I have been told that helmets are meant to be used on the road anyway but except for longboards I haven't seen this.

 

But even if it were regulated for Lime scooters, who is going to carry around a bike helmet so they are better protected after an evening at the pub?

 

I've seen a lot of people using the Lime scooters after the pubs close. The riders are mainly in shorts and t-shirts/singlets because of the good weather in Wellington region - about 17C at 2am. The front light is very visible but I've yet to notice a rear light.

 

 


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