Scooters have become a popular way to get around in Wellington with the introduction of electric scooter share companies, and more available for sale in shops and online. They’re cheap to ride, environmentally friendly, fun to use, and can provide health benefits.
It’s a great way to get from A to B, but it’s important to ride in a safe and considerate way. If you’re new to scooting or would like to read up on the rules, check out our Scooting Safely page for more information.
Information about scooter and bike share schemes
If you have any feedback about the schemes, or if you're a bike or scooter operator interested in speaking to the Council, contact the Transport Team.
Phone: 04 499 4444
Electric scooter share scheme - license and trading information
Wellington City’s first electric scooter share scheme is being run as an 18-month trial, with an evaluation after six months. There will be 800 e-scooters available for hire around the central city and suburbs.
Local start-up Flamingo and JUMP, which is owned and operated by Lime, have both been granted trading in public places licences until the end of 2020. Each will provide 400 scooters.
The main criteria for selecting these operators were safety, their willingness to work with the Council on rider education, and their ability to deliver their operation at the required level.
Onzo bike share scheme - license and trading information
Dockless bike share company Onzo previously operated in Wellington but did not re-launch their service after they were required to remove their bikes during COVID alert levels 3 & 4.
As stated in our cycling policy, the Council continues to be supportive of bike sharing schemes and will proactively licence and work with any companies that propose to operate in Wellington.