E-Scooter Pilot


About the project
The City of Mississauga is currently studying how a shared program of publically available bicycles, pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) or electric scooters (e-scooters) could be used for travel in Mississauga. An e-scooter is a two-wheeled device that the rider operates while standing. E-scooters are battery operated and are equipped with a hand brake, lights, bell and kick-stand.

The City has implemented an e-scooter pilot to respond to and regulate the personally-owned e-scooters currently being operated in Mississauga. The pilot will also evaluate how e-scooters interact with other road users.

Project background
In January, 2020, the Province of Ontario launched a five-year e-scooter pilot program to evaluate whether e-scooters are suitable to be operated on roadways. The pilot allows for the operation of e-scooters, so long as municipalities opt in to the program by adopting or amending their by-laws to regulate their use.

On December 9, 2020, Mississauga City Council approved the staff recommendation to implement an interim e-scooter strategy. As part of the interim e-scooter strategy, the Parks By-law , Transit By-law, and Traffic By-law have been updated to regulate where e-scooters can be operated within Mississauga.

View our E-Scooter Pilot infographic.

Your opinion matters
The City is seeking your feedback. Share your experiences operating your e-scooter in Mississauga and interacting with others operating e-scooters in the city.

Your feedback will inform whether shared e-scooter systems should become part of Mississauga’s greater transportation system in the future.

Ask a question using the Q&A tool below and share your feedback using the Guestbook tool.


About the project
The City of Mississauga is currently studying how a shared program of publically available bicycles, pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) or electric scooters (e-scooters) could be used for travel in Mississauga. An e-scooter is a two-wheeled device that the rider operates while standing. E-scooters are battery operated and are equipped with a hand brake, lights, bell and kick-stand.

The City has implemented an e-scooter pilot to respond to and regulate the personally-owned e-scooters currently being operated in Mississauga. The pilot will also evaluate how e-scooters interact with other road users.

Project background
In January, 2020, the Province of Ontario launched a five-year e-scooter pilot program to evaluate whether e-scooters are suitable to be operated on roadways. The pilot allows for the operation of e-scooters, so long as municipalities opt in to the program by adopting or amending their by-laws to regulate their use.

On December 9, 2020, Mississauga City Council approved the staff recommendation to implement an interim e-scooter strategy. As part of the interim e-scooter strategy, the Parks By-law , Transit By-law, and Traffic By-law have been updated to regulate where e-scooters can be operated within Mississauga.

View our E-Scooter Pilot infographic.

Your opinion matters
The City is seeking your feedback. Share your experiences operating your e-scooter in Mississauga and interacting with others operating e-scooters in the city.

Your feedback will inform whether shared e-scooter systems should become part of Mississauga’s greater transportation system in the future.

Ask a question using the Q&A tool below and share your feedback using the Guestbook tool.

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  • I personally own an E-scooter and have been using existing trails for transportation, recreation, and adventure. i feel E-scooters should be regulated under the same guidance as bicycles. the issue I find is one of safety for people who are uncomfortable. Safety guidelines, trail etiquette, adherence to applicable rules and by-laws should be prominent knowledge and taught. electrical conveyances are not toys and should be used with respect to the safety and enjoyment of all who share existing pathways.

    Gerry asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback! The City of Mississauga encourages and promotes for trail etiquette for all trail users, through our ‘Share the Trail’ campaign. With the introduction of this pilot, we will be furthering our promotion of trail etiquette to ensure safe use of trails in Mississauga.

    You can find more information about the ‘Share the Trail’ campaign here: https://www.mississaugabikes.ca/share-the-trail/ 

  • AT WHAT AGE do you think a person should be allowed to operate this device. 16 with a valid driver's license, or 18 if not licensed. Not to be allowed on streets but only on paths and bike lanes.

    Sideshow015 asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question! According to the Provincial pilot regulations, no person under the age of 16 may operate an e-scooter; this applies to users in the City of Mississauga. E-scooters in Mississauga are currently allowed on public roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less, on bike paths, bike lanes, and multi-use trails within the road right-of-way, but not on trails in parks.

    Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation does not require bicycles to have registration, licence plates, vehicle insurance or a driver's licence to operate it. Furthermore, the province of Ontario allows for the operation or ownership of an e-bike without a license. According to the provincial young cyclist’s guide, children under 10 years old should not ride their bicycles in traffic and without parental supervision. 

  • I think e scooters are a great way to combat global warming. When can they be available here?

    Arlene Vandemark asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question! A vital part of this program is its promotion of sustainable travel. We are currently shifting to Phase 2 of the Micromobility project which includes reviewing the various alternatives for a shared micromobility system, such as shared e-scooters. Phase 1 of the project involved implementing an interim strategy to respond to the presence of e-scooters available in the market for personal use and being operated in Mississauga.

  • I wish to purchase a citycoco electric scooter. It has a seat, no pedals and is not a kick scooter. It's completely factory with all the lights, mirrors etc. Can I ride it on mississauga roads? I can't find anything but info on kick scooters on which you have to stand.

    Frankensons asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question! This type of device would not fall under the City or Province’s definition of an electric kick-style scooter (e-scooter) and is not currently defined in the City’s Traffic Bylaw. E-scooters are currently allowed on public roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less, on bike paths, bike lanes, and multi-use trails within the road right-of-way, but not on trails in parks.

  • What's the difference between multi-use trails and city park trails? Why they are allowed on one but not the other?

    Randall asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question! Multi-use trails refers to those trails that run alongside roadways, within the road right-of-way, and which are governed by the Traffic Bylaw. Park trails refers to those trails that run through parks and open spaces, and which are governed by the Parks Bylaw. The Parks Bylaw stipulates that no motorized devices of any sort may use park trails.

  • Can there be public e-scooters like Lime or Uber in Mississauga so that we can commute to near by Go station or to city centre. Basically pick from one location & drop off at other

    Ashwin asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question! One of the purposes of the e-scooter program is to promote sustainable travel and provide first and last mile solutions to connect to destinations or compliment higher order transit. At the moment, the program responds to the presence of personally-owned e-scooters currently operated in Mississauga and not the operation of company owned e-scooters.  We are currently shifting to Phase 2 of the Micromobility project which includes reviewing the various alternatives for a shared micromobility system, such as shared e-scooters. Phase 1 of the project involved implementing an interim strategy to respond to the presence of e-scooters available in the market for personal use and being operated in Mississauga.

  • Is it legal to use e-scooters or e-bicycles on regular Mississauga sidewalks?

    Brian asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question! The e-scooters are designated to operate on public roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less and on cycling infrastructure including bike paths, bike lanes, and multi-use trails. The e-scooters would not be allowed on sidewalks, on park trails or multi-use trails within parks, or other City-owned lands not designated as public highway. These regulations reduce interactions between pedestrians and e-scooter riders while also maximising safety for all travellers.

  • Can two people ride on a single e-scooter ?

    Ashwin asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question! The e-scooters are designated to be operated by a single user. This restriction is set in place for the safety of the e-scooter users, keeping with the City's Park By-Law 0197 and Traffic By-Law 0555. As per subsection 43.1 (4) of Traffic by-law 0555, no one operation an e-scooter should carry any other person or cargo on the e-scooter.

  • Will the scooter/e-bike service be available as a shared service

    Memsalem asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question! At this time, the City is studying the options for shared services such as shared e-bike or e-scooter programs. The current e-scooter regulations apply to personally-owned e-scooters only. Our overall goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to travel short distances by providing an alternative to driving and making multi-modal travel more accessible.

  • Can I go down mavis, specifically on the sidewalk? It is a 70 km/h road.

    Thomas Nguyen asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question! The e-scooters can operate on public roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less. E-scooters can also operate on bike paths, bike lanes, and multi-use trails. In this case, e-scooters can operate on Mavis Rd, where multi-use trails or bicycle lanes are available but not on the 70 km/hr limit roadway. 

    For further description of where to use e-scooters, please look at our cycling map for existing multi-use trails on Mavis Rd. Mississauga-Cycling-Map-2021-Web-version.pdf (mississaugabikes.ca)

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