Mobility Scooter Boost

1 July 2014

A gift of two new mobility scooters means more people can enjoy the sights of the Capital.

Man on mobility scooter.

The scooters were donated by TSB Bank as part of their ongoing support for the Council’s service, which offers mobility scooters free for the public to use for up to 4 hours from a number of locations around Wellington.

The Council’s Community Services Manager, Jenny Rains, says the TSB Bank’s support for this service is invaluable.

“It helps to reduce physical and social barriers and goes a long way towards Wellington being a truly accessible capital city for all ages and abilities.”

There are also two new venues where people can access mobility scooters – at Wagamama Restaurant on the waterfront and CQ Hotel on Cuba Street.

TSB Bank’s Managing Director/ Chief Executive Kevin Murphy says they are committed to putting local communities first and proud to support Wellington’s city mobility initiative.

“We believe the beauty of Wellington should be accessible to everyone, locals and visitors alike, to enjoy at their own leisure and pace.”

The other venues are:

  • the Council at 101 Wakefield Street
  • the Cable Car
  • Freyberg Pool
  • Kilbirnie Library
  • Karori Community Centre. 

People visiting Te Papa, Zealandia and the Botanic Garden can also use the free onsite scooters.

We recommend you book in advance: phone the venues directly – for details see Mobility Transport and Scooter Hire – or phone the Council on (04) 499 4444.