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

    Brian asked about 2 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.

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    Can two people ride on a single e-scooter ?

    Ashwin asked 4 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.

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

    Memsalem asked 3 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.

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

    Thomas Nguyen asked 4 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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