• In December 2018, Lime Technology Limited (Lime) was issued a ‘permit to trade in a public place’ by Hutt City Council to operate up to 600 electrically-assisted kick scooters (e-scooters).

    E-scooters are one example of a number of new transport technologies appearing in New Zealand and worldwide.

    We need to evaluate these new modes of transport carefully to establish how they fit alongside existing transport modes, and how they can contribute to a well-connected city. We also need to understand if, and how, the Lower Hutt City experience could help shape regulation and public spaces to best accommodate new transport technologies like e-scooters.

    As part of Council’s ongoing evaluation of multimodal transport including e-scooters, we're interested in understanding how these forms of transport are being used and hearing the experiences of users and non-users.

    This survey is one of several sources of data that will be used to build our knowledge around e-scooters.

    The survey should take approximately five to eight minutes to complete. All responses are confidential to the research team at Hutt City Council. All responses will be grouped for reporting purposes so no individual can be identified. The survey is open until 5pm on Monday 24 June. The collection of this data is in line with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1993.

    The results of this survey will be analysed alongside other data collected and published on the Council’s website by mid July 2019. If you have any questions about the survey please email: research@huttcity.govt.nz