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An e-bike share scheme has been pro­posed for Auckland pub­lic trans­port hubs. Coun­cil is cur­rently re­view­ing a pro­posal by a con­sor­tium of busi­nesses for a pi­lot scheme which could re­sult in a fleet of 100 shared e-bikes be­ing avail­able to hire across cen­tral Auckland. Cen­tral­ity head of strate­gic part­ner­ships Andy Higgs said the con­sor­tium had pro­posed en­ter­ing into a part­ner­ship with Auckland Trans­port (AT) and Auckland Coun­cil to trial the e-bike share ser­vice from Oc­to­ber 2017. The pi­lot pro­poses e-bikes sta­tions at 10 trans­port hubs. The con­sor­tium re­quested sup­port from AT to al­lo­cate space at hubs such as Brit­o­mart Sta­tion for the 12 month pi­lot. The group would run the pi­lot pro­gramme with­out pub­lic fund­ing, he said.

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