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Scooter Fee is a $ 10 Million Lime Steamer



Lime scales could bring more than $ 10 million in Christchurch next year – but the city council could pick up less than one percent of the fees.

The competent authority is required to issue a 12-month license for electronic scooters after an exceptionally positive public feedback on the pilot program.

Lajm will also be able to expand its fleet of 700 scooters to 1000, which will be approved by the councilors.

Things has calculated that the company could earn more than $ 10 million before costs, only from Christchurch's business in the next 12 months, while paying $ 86,250 to the City Council for the benefit.

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Lime said he would work "in co-operation" with authority over permits.

More than a quarter of Christchurch residents used lime scales because they were introduced on a trial basis in October.

More than 100,000 people have used Lime scooters in Christchurch since October.

STACY SQUIRES / STUFF

More than 100,000 people have used Lime scooters in Christchurch since October.

At that time, at least 400,000 trips were made, most of which lasted less than 10 minutes while people are driving around the city center and Hagley Park, according to the Council's information.

Conservative estimates based on a five-minute travel suggest that Lime has been $ 1 million in revenue since the beginning of the trial, while 10-minute trips brought $ 1.6 million to the company.

The council is considering filling the lime with an annual license of about $ 86.25 for each scooter, a figure based on similar fees paid by businesses like bars and cafes to use public space.

But this $ 86,500 revenue of 1,000 scooters is a small part of what the company could earn.

The experiment revealed that every scooter used an average of seven times a day.

The city council could allow 1000 lime scooters in the streets of Christchurch - which could turn the company into $ 10 million in the next year.

JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON / STUFF

The city council could allow 1000 lime scooters in the streets of Christchurch – which could turn the company into $ 10 million in the next year.

With five minutes of travel, it could see that Lime takes nearly $ 6.4 million a year, while 10-minute trips will bring $ 10.2 million to the company – more than 100 times the proposed council fee.

Speaker Lime said: "It's great that Christchurch recognizes how limo scales deal with congestion, sustainability, and security goals.

"We will continue to cooperate with the Christchurch City Council to resolve the issue of permits and achieve the best outcome for all."

The councilors will discuss the report recommending extending the program on Wednesday, before the council decides later.

People from Christchurch have taken scooters into their hearts since they brought them last year, with 93 percent of users calling e-scooters to stay.

The 8000 People's Research Council also found that 75% said scooters had a positive impact on the city.

Even Mayor Lianne Dalziel becomes a fan, revealing her Things that he was ready to go out on the streets after training at the parking lot at Hagley Park.

She said: "The reaction to Lime scooters was incredibly positive and certainly created that feeling of central city activation and excitement.

"I do not think I actually saw someone on a Lime scooter who did not smile, so it just made a sense of fun."

Limes sign: E-scooters have become incredibly popular in New Zealand, so that Emelie Oberg and Jennifer McPhee spent Christmas morning racing at Christchurch.

DAVID WALKER / STUFF

Limes sign: E-scooters have become incredibly popular in New Zealand, so that Emelie Oberg and Jennifer McPhee spent Christmas morning racing at Christchurch.


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