E-scooters

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An e-scooter


About this project

The Province of Ontario has launched a five-year e-scooter pilot program (from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024) to evaluate the use of both personal and shared e-scooters and determine whether existing provincial rules of the road are adequate.

As part of the pilot, Ontario municipalities can determine if and how e-scooters can be used in their community both for personal use and for e-scooter share services. In addition to deciding where e-scooters can be used, municipalities must also define where the scooters can be parked.

The City of London is opting into the pilot program for personal privately-owned e-scooters only. This means that municipal by-laws will be updated to reflect where personal e-scooters can be used.

The City is not opting in to the e-scooter share portion of the provincial pilot. This means that e-scooter share companies will not be allowed to operate on public property in London for at least the duration of the provincial pilot.


What is an e-scooter?

An e-scooter is a stand-up scooter powered by an electric motor. They are legal for users over the age of 16, and are built with a large deck in the centre which the rider stands on. E-scooters along with bike share and e-bikes are becoming more popular in many North American cities.


Above: An example of an e-scooter.




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About this project

The Province of Ontario has launched a five-year e-scooter pilot program (from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024) to evaluate the use of both personal and shared e-scooters and determine whether existing provincial rules of the road are adequate.

As part of the pilot, Ontario municipalities can determine if and how e-scooters can be used in their community both for personal use and for e-scooter share services. In addition to deciding where e-scooters can be used, municipalities must also define where the scooters can be parked.

The City of London is opting into the pilot program for personal privately-owned e-scooters only. This means that municipal by-laws will be updated to reflect where personal e-scooters can be used.

The City is not opting in to the e-scooter share portion of the provincial pilot. This means that e-scooter share companies will not be allowed to operate on public property in London for at least the duration of the provincial pilot.


What is an e-scooter?

An e-scooter is a stand-up scooter powered by an electric motor. They are legal for users over the age of 16, and are built with a large deck in the centre which the rider stands on. E-scooters along with bike share and e-bikes are becoming more popular in many North American cities.


Above: An example of an e-scooter.




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