Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have selected four operators (out of eight) to operate e-scooter businesses for the next six months. The successful operators include existing Wellington-owned operator Flamingo, plus Uber-owned Jump, Southeast Asia's leading scooter service Neuron, and Singapore-based company Beam. Up to 3200 e-scooters will be available for use in Auckland, across three tiers (inner city, outer city and the remainder of the region).
Auckland Council Director Regulatory Services Craig Hobbs, "As with each phase of our e-scooter programme, safety remains paramount. This includes safe use of the devices, through maintenance programmes and reporting requirements, and continuation of geo-fencing (slow speed zones)."
"We have also explored a number of enhanced initiatives, including the deactivation of scooters outside of licensed hours, a curfew in entertainment areas and parking enforcement and initiatives."
Read more about the council and AT's approach to e-scooters here.