E-Scooter Pilot

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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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Please no. Escooters are a bane on all other pathway users. Cyclists, pedestrians, drivers are all put in danger & inconvenienced by these things.
Anyone who's been to the USA where these scooters are left toppled over like trash all over town, on street corners in parks will attest to how much of a pain these are.
Any driver who had a near-miss heart attack from a random person silently zipping by at 40km/h with no helmet & protective gear will know what I'm talking about. Motorcycle make noise and have lights and require safety gear and & licensing yet people still die when they get into an accident. If you let these scooters on the road your precious vision zero program will go to pieces.

If you absolutely insist on letting these death traps on the road you better make sure cops are out ticketing reckless kids not following the rules & endangering themselves & others. These are not toys, despite the majority of users being irresponsible kids & teens. They are high speed vehicles with no safety features and should be treated as such.

Klink 1 day ago

I believe allowing E-scooters is a step in the right directions. It's a very efficient mode of transportation that can make use of current infrastructure.

Mississauga is becoming a very busy city and by providing alternative modes of transportation we promoting a greener space and reducing the amount of cars on the road. (Especially during peak hours)

More bike lanes would be welcome as the micro mobility evolution is happening worldwide and is very much the future as we turn to smaller electric vehicles.

I've adopted an electric scooter and reduced the usage of my car since. (Less Km driven) I am very happy with that change and I believe everyone should try it before dropping an opinion on the subject.

Thujan360 about 1 month ago

All the regulations in the world will not control scooter riders.
Just look at adults on bicycles in Mississauga. Riding full speed on sidewalks, through lights, stop signs. Disobeying almost all the laws.
I find it difficult to obey an adult bicycle rider that rings their bell and expects me to stand off to the side as they want to pass me on the sidewalk. Even when there is 12 feet of grass to the side to pass on.
Or they fly by a few inches from my elbow.
They seem to believe it's OK to ride like that. And they learn that there are virtually never any consequenses.
Only the naive would believe scooters will be any different.

EK about 1 month ago

Hi,
I've been using a scooter for the past couple of months this year and this they're a great alternative to cars, bikes, public transit. Their environmental impact is limited as they're super efficient, they're much smaller than bikes to fold up and bring indoors (you can even lock them up at a gym locker), and they are safe provided they are operated responsibly. I like and agree with the current pilot rules in place with the addition to add a bit more bike lanes on the side, or somewhere around major roadways to make commuting a bit easier for the scooters. Currently due to lack of bike lanes I need to take lots of side roads and detours to stay within the law to get to many places....or I would need to go on the sidewalk. Anywhoo, these devices are definitely the future of transport (obviously in combination with others) so trying to work with them rather than banning them would be more progressive.

Maciek1234 about 1 month ago

More bike lanes should be created to encourage e-scooter use (as well as bikes and e-bikes) rather than allowing them to run on sidewalks.

1918919 2 months ago

The use of Private Electric Scooters should definitely be allowed. Having ridden one over the past year, I can safely say that they are a fantastic means of travel. They are portable, efficient and help reduce traffic. They're small enough to fit in condo's or under a desk. I use mine to get around often and it's also a ton of fun to ride. For sure we need to follow the rules, wear safety equipment and follow traffic laws.

kabirrb 3 months ago

All Personal Electric Vehicles such as: e-scooters, one-wheel hoverboard, electric-unicycles, e-bikes, e-skateboards are an excellent mode of transportation within the cities. They are emission free, highly portable and fairly affordable. In order for this type of vehicles to become a viable part of the transportation system, an infrastructure designed for micro-mobility, and a legal framework has to be implemented.

mitchell 4 months ago

I think this program could be great for those who need affordable and independent means of transportation. However in areas of Mississauga where this could be needed most (ie. Malton) there still isn’t truly safe and effective options to connect it to the bulk of Mississauga. I like the suggestion of allowing e-scooters on the sidewalk (as well as bikes). And I believe there should be licensing/training to ensure road safety is upheld by the drivers.

Veda 4 months ago

I think that all 'small' vehicles that have assisted power (electric, gas, etc.) have licences. This would include e-scooters, powered skate-boards/bikes, etc. The licence would assist in recovering stolen items, as well as allow traffic officers to issue fines.
I believe there are certain sidewalks that are designated for both pedestrians and bikes. e-scooters could also be included in this category.
As a side comment, I think that most sidewalks should allow bikes to be allowed. An accident between a bike and a pedestrian/cyclist would be less damaging, than one between a bike and an automobile.

mikar99 4 months ago

Completely in favour of privately owned escooter use. Not in favour of a publicly funded or subsidised fleet of escooters. I have seen these bixi like solutions in the US and couldn't help but notice how the renters have no regard for where they leave the scooters when they are finished with them. I believe the escooter use should be expanded to allow escooters to be used on any hardscape road or path where a bicycle can be used. Now that the ped bridge over the 401 is complete @ 2nd line I may consider this mode of transport for my HSer as her bus has now been cancelled. At least for the warmer dryer moths that is.

rehfer2011 4 months ago

I am a bit concerned about the negative environmental impacts these scooters may have, and whether they would be necessary at all given the transit options available and the ability to bike ride. The production of these bikes use materials that release lots of CO2 into the atmosphere, and under the assumption they plan to be mass-produced, I don't see why they should be an extra risk to our climate. While I do commend their easy access and the potential improvements to accessibility in the city, I fear that they won't be used as much as intended and the cost of operating the project will be necessary (e.g. costs to set up charging stations, personnel to find and pickup lost or misplaced scooters).

kaneera 4 months ago

I live beside the Cooksville GO station and have been planning to buy an e-scooter for several months now but was afraid I'd be breaking the city's by-laws if I use it on public property. Now that this pilot program is in place, I'm very eager to finally purchase an e-scooter and participate in this pilot program. Our family has only 1 car so an e-scooter would definitely help as a substitute for a second car - especially for short trips to the grocery store, picking up take-out food or other quick errands. I think this is a great step in the right direction. I wish there was more advertising and awareness about this program as I only heard about it through a Google news flash on my phone 2 weeks after the official notice was posted. I also hope there will be adequate enforcement of and public awareness of the rules to reduce the likelihood that a few "bad apples" spoiling it for everyone.

thatsimonguy 5 months ago
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