Public less fit as we fund Lime profit
It's very difficult to grasp how Lime scooters can be given the green light to become a regular fixture on Auckland streets. They have paid $3326 to the Auckland Council for a licence, reaped a profit and caused a taxpayer debt due to the number of claims from accidents from ACC. So essentially, the public is funding Lime's profit.
How is that a good thing? Seeing many young children, often in pairs, no helmets, zipping along footpaths unsupervised points to a gross lack of responsibility from Lime not to mention parents who see the scooters as a fun distraction but essentially are a motorised lethal weapon. With so many people opting to scoot instead of walk, isn't this adding to a general decline in health and wellness as walking is known to have so many health benefits. Does this not contradict the decades of retraining people to get off the couch and out walking?
These scooters are run on batteries. To produce the lithium needed is not an environmentally friendly process.