Lime scooters roll back onto Auckland and Dunedin streets

Lime scooters will be whipping their way around Auckland and Dunedin streets again Thursday morning.

Safety issues forced councils to suspend their contracts in February.

But now the company has reached agreements in both cities.

Auckland Council a week ago said it was satisfied the scooters are now safe to ride. Lime says it has spent the past week triple-checking every scooter, and it's satisfied the safety issue has been resolved.

Under its new licence, Lime will have to report "serious or significant" incidents in Auckland within 24 hours, and incidents elsewhere in New Zealand and around the world within 48.

Every single Lime scooter will have to be mechanically inspected for flaws once a week, and inspection reports made available to Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.