Waka Kotahi has announced that they are renewing the e-scooter declaration for five years. By renewing the declaration it means that e-scooters are not motor vehicles and can be used on footpaths.

This decision does not align with the position we took in our submission to Waka Kotahi against renewing the e-scooter declaration.

We want to thank everyone who informed the submission through sharing your stories and experiences. We also want to thank those who showed their support for removing e-scooters from our footpaths by signing the 'Give us back our footpaths' petition we undertook alongside Living Streets Aotearoa and Blind Citizens NZ.