WCC has a news article on supporting Switched on Bikes through the Smart Energy Challenge programme. They are running a crowd-funding campaign that is set to expire in 3 days with a goal of bringing electric bike hire to Wellington. At the moment, they’re approaching $5000 of their $7000 target on 96 pledges.
While it’s filed under tourism, building up this sort of bike hire scheme will have flow-on effects for residents as well. As I was told by Councillor Sarah Free, electric bikes chew through hills, which makes them perfectly suited for Wellington’s suburbs.