Nekeneke moroiti: Te raihana me te waeture i ngā kaiwhakahaere e-scooter me ngā pahikara e
Micromobility: Licensing and regulating e-scooter and e-bike rental operators
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport licence rental micromobility operators to trade from public places under our respective bylaws.
COVID-19 e-scooter information
Aucklanders can take an e-scooter ride again under the government's COVID-19 Alert level 1 guidelines.
We remind riders to use good hand hygiene and to park considerately, allowing all footpath users to keep their distance.
See OurAuckland for more.
What is micromobility
We define micromobility as small, lightweight transport devices hired and driven by people. The types of these devices continues to evolve. We currently licence both rental e-scooters and e-bikes. E-scooters and e-bikes are defined by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) as wheeled recreational devices or power-assisted cycles of less than 300 watts in power.
regulated by the Government
not classified as a motor vehicle
not required to be licensed or registered.
The speed limit for e-scooters and e-bikes is the same as the road speed limit in a given area.
NZTA website for more information about low-powered vehicles that do not require registration or a driver licence.
NZTA has decided any e-scooter can be ridden on the footpath, shared paths, and on the road.
A helmet is not legally required but is recommended.
Like regular bikes, e-bikes should not be ridden on the footpath, but they can be ridden on shared paths, separated cycle paths and on the road.
A helmet is legally required.
Rental e-scooter and e-bike licensing and compliance
In Auckland, operators of rental e-scooters or e-bikes that are parked in public places are licensed through our Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022 and
Auckland Transport’s Activities in the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022 (PDF 1MB)
The conditions and expectations we have for this type of business are outlined in the Rental Micromobility Code of Practice.
We use the bylaws, the Code of Practice, the Trading and Events and Public Places Guidelines and the Micromobility Parking and Deployment Requirements to manage operator compliance.
Rental e-scooter and e-bike licensing
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have run a series of trials around the licensing of rental e-scooters in Auckland under our bylaw.
After two trials, we have improved the code of practice and continue to license rental e-scooter schemes under the bylaw.
We currently have three e-scooter and two e-bike companies licensed to operate from Auckland's public places from 4 September 2020.
- Lime (using JUMP/Uber branded e-scooters)
- Lime (using JUMP/Uber branded e-bikes)
You can read more about the licensing process and the updated conditions for operators on OurAuckland.
Fees for micromobility operators
Read fee table.
|Monitoring deposit charged on approval of application||$5000|
Apply for a licence to operate a rental e-scooter, e-bike or bike scheme
To apply for a licence to operate a rental scheme, email:
To find out more about how we assess applications, read our assessment criteria.
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