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Topic # 243925 9-Jan-2019 10:27
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Looked like some scooters are now showing up in Dunedin, centered around the stadium (and in the Leith River, lets just hope that is GPS playing up)
However Dunedin is currently showing as a non-serviced area, so guessing not live yet


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  Reply # 2156872 9-Jan-2019 10:41
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I can only imagine how much fun the students are going to have finding interesting spots to deposit them.


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  Reply # 2156891 9-Jan-2019 11:08
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Yeah it was confirmed on monday/yesterday they are out this week

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/109783998/lime-escooters-rolling-out-in-home-to-worlds-steepest-street 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2156893 9-Jan-2019 11:13
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Its a fad. They were everywhere in ChCh, now rarely see one


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  Reply # 2156896 9-Jan-2019 11:24
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tdgeek:

 

Its a fad. They were everywhere in ChCh, now rarely see one

 

 

Still see them everywhere daily in Auckland's CBD. No Fad here.


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  Reply # 2156940 9-Jan-2019 11:41
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trig42:

tdgeek:


Its a fad. They were everywhere in ChCh, now rarely see one



Still see them everywhere daily in Auckland's CBD. No Fad here.



Myself some friends and tourists we we're hosting were actually astounded by the number of them in use in the CBD on the weekend. Families and users everywhere.

Its also still low population which will impact that visually. I work in the CBD and getting into town in 18-20min from Kaiapoi vs the normal 35+ is a good indicator of the decrease in population holidays bring. There are more parked outside the offices near us now than up until late November. Prior to that they were gone by 10am.

Sure they have everyone wanting to give them a go on startup. But there is still a staple patronage that I see regularly used between offices and lunch runs to the supermarket

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  Reply # 2156949 9-Jan-2019 11:55
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I can actually see these being used appropriately in Dunedin.

Largely flat geography, lots people walking a couple km. People getting into the green ev thing.

People trashing them would be disapproved off by the student body.

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  Reply # 2156952 9-Jan-2019 12:03
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How long before someone tries to see if they have enough power to get to the top of Baldwin Street, and how fast they come down.




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  Reply # 2156959 9-Jan-2019 12:23
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I hope they will be available in Mosgiel; all flat (compared with hills in Dunedin) and wide streets that are used to the larger elderly population and their electric mobility scooters


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  Reply # 2156974 9-Jan-2019 12:48
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I expect within one day some twit will crash on Baldwin street and the ODT will moan about students to their blue rinse brigade subscribers. The nz herald will pick it up and more Auckland parents will say that's why we don't want our kids going to otago.

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  Reply # 2156987 9-Jan-2019 13:03
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tdgeek:

 

Its a fad. They were everywhere in ChCh, now rarely see one

 

 

Not sure where you live and work, but I work next to Hagley Park and can 100% assure you they're very well used indeed by business people travelling to and from work, as well as going out and through hagley park at lunchtime.

 

They've also spawned many commuters on their own black sleek looking e-scooters as well. 


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  Reply # 2157015 9-Jan-2019 13:47
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I wonder if the hills are one reason why they aren't in Wellington, and only in the Hutt, as I imagine hill driving will burn out the motors more quickly. Wonder if they will make it up the steepest NZ street. Can see races going down it.  If people are using them regularly for work etc, then i would probably make sense for them just to buy one/ They are not exactly cheap to hire, so there must be a lot of money in renting them out


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  Reply # 2157033 9-Jan-2019 13:56
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tehgerbil:

 

tdgeek:

 

Its a fad. They were everywhere in ChCh, now rarely see one

 

 

Not sure where you live and work, but I work next to Hagley Park and can 100% assure you they're very well used indeed by business people travelling to and from work, as well as going out and through hagley park at lunchtime.

 

They've also spawned many commuters on their own black sleek looking e-scooters as well. 

 

 

Fair enough. I live and work in Halswell, saw them every day, now rarely, so perhaps that shows the fun factor and novelty has worn off, and the regular users are regularly using, and the CBD does make sense if thats the case


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  Reply # 2157310 10-Jan-2019 06:26
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They've come to dunedin at the right time if they don't want bad press on day one. There are literally no students here at the moment. It's a ghost town for students until early Feb. Guessing there will still be some high school kids crashing which get in the paper tomorrow, but generally I don't expect any big issues for a month or two.


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  Reply # 2157328 10-Jan-2019 08:50
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And the scooters are out and about today. Saw some in Mornington when I drove to work tomorrow morning. Mind you not sure if want to drive one down High St!

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  Reply # 2157331 10-Jan-2019 09:03
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mattwnz:

I wonder if the hills are one reason why they aren't in Wellington, and only in the Hutt, as I imagine hill driving will burn out the motors more quickly. Wonder if they will make it up the steepest NZ street. Can see races going down it.  If people are using them regularly for work etc, then i would probably make sense for them just to buy one/ They are not exactly cheap to hire, so there must be a lot of money in renting them out



A few have made it up riverstone in Upper Hutt which is reasonably cheap. They are great for getting home from the train station as public transport out here is rare after 7pm, the price isn't too bad cheaper than a cab home for me

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