Scooter in town
It’s a long way from Auckland or Christchurch, but somehow a Lime scooter found its way to Stratford at the end of 2018, and one local man says he would love to see more of them in town.
Seventeen-year-old Rory Bevins says he knew about e-scooters and the Lime scooter brand, but didn’t expect to see one in the Stratford New World carpark on December 29.
“When I saw it there, I downloaded the app on my phone and went for a 20 minute ride straight away.”
Rory says the ride was “really good fun” and he took the scooter out for another go the next day.
“That ride was about 40 minutes long, it was great. The scooter was easy to use and it was fun to try something different.”
The cost, says Rory, was a one-off unlocking fee of $1 followed by a charge of 15 cents a minute which he thought was a reasonable cost.
“It was the chance to try something new, to give it a go.”
The former New Plymouth Boys High student, who is off to Otago University this year, says he would happily hire another Lime scooter if he came across one, and recommends trying it to anyone else who is curious about them.
“They’re easy to use and can go at a decent speed.”
E-scooter company Lime, based in California, launched in New Zealand in October last year with hundreds of e-scooters scattered across Auckland and Christchurch.
Rory Bevins was quick to give a Lime scooter a test ride when he came across one in Stratford.