What does micro-mobility mean?

    • Micro-mobility refers to small, lightweight vehicles that typically operate below 25 km/h. 
    • Examples include bikes, electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters).
    • These vehicles/devices are used by one user/rider at a time. 
    • These devices are convenient for traveling short distances.

    What is a shared micro-mobility program?

    • A shared micro-mobility program utilizes a fleet of fully or partially human-powered vehicles such as bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters that are available for use by the public. 
    • These vehicles are generally rented through a mobile app or kiosk, are picked up and dropped off on public property, and are meant for short trips and can be picked up and dropped off at any designated location.

    What is an e-scooter?

    • An e-scooter is a two-wheeled device that the rider operates while standing, and are battery operated and equipped with a hand brake, lights, bell and kick-stand. 

    What is the purpose of the shared micromobility study?

    • The purpose of the shared micromobility study is to complete background studies and analyze the financial implications and risk associated with implementing a shared micromobility program in Mississauga.

    Will the shared micromobility vehicles block sidewalks?

    • Requirements to keep sidewalks clear of shared micromobility vehicles is a top priority for the City when implementing this program.
    • Many shared micromobility vehicles require the vehicles to be locked to a bike rack or in an area that is not blocking the sidewalk. 
    • The operator will be responsible for moving vehicles that may block the sidewalk. 
    • Depending on the type of micromobility system selected, the user may be required to submit a photo of the vehicle, adhering to the proper parking requirements. 

    Where will the shared micromobility program be available?

    • We are currently collecting feedback to determine where the shared micromobility program will operate in Mississauga. Please submit your feedback on the mapping activity below.

    What is the purpose of the City’s e-scooter pilot?

    • The City has implemented an e-scooter pilot in response to the presence of personally-owned e-scooters currently being operated in the city. 
    • The pilot will create opportunities for Mississauga residents to share their feedback on their experiences operating their e-scooters in the manner set out by the by-laws and their experiences interacting with others operating e-scooters.
    • This feedback received from this pilot is informing the shared micromobility study to determine how shared bikes, e-bikes, or e-scooters would work in Mississauga. 

    How does the shared micromobility study differ from the e-scooter pilot?

    • The e-scooter pilot program is intended to allow residents with personally-owned e-scooters to operate in the city and provide feedback about their experience.
    • The shared micromobility study focuses on determining what a shared micromobility program would look like and what are the next steps to establish a program in Mississauga. 

    Are e-scooters allowed to be used in Mississauga?

    • Personally-owned e-scooters can be operated in Mississauga in the manner set out by the City’s Parks By-law, Transit By-law and Traffic By-law.
    • In January, 2020, the Province of Ontario launched a five-year e-scooter pilot program that allows for the operation of e-scooters, so long as the municipality opts in by amending or adopting their by-laws to regulate their use. 
    • On February 17, 2021, the City of Mississauga updated its by-laws to regulate the use of personally-owned e-scooters in Mississauga. 

    Who is allowed to operate an e-scooter in Mississauga?

    • To operate an e-scooter in Mississauga you must be at least 16 years old.  

    Do I need to wear a helmet when operating an e-scooter?

    • In Mississauga, helmets must be worn by riders under the age of 18. 

    Where can e-scooters be operated in Mississauga?

    • As per the City of Mississauga’s by-laws, personally-owned e-scooters can be operated:
      • On public roadways with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less
      • On cycling infrastructure, including multi-use trails along roadways and bike lanes

    Where am I not allowed to operate an e-scooter in Mississauga?

    • As per the City of Mississauga’s by-laws, personally-owned e-scooters cannot be operated:
      • On sidewalks, except for when directly crossing a sidewalk 
      • On a roadway with a posted speed limit of more than 50 km/h
      • On trails within Mississauga parks 
      • On City-owned land not designated as public roadways (e.g. Transit terminals)

    Does a shared system of e-scooters currently exist in Mississauga?

    • A shared system of e-scooters does not currently exist in Mississauga. 
    • The City updated its Parks, Transit and Traffic by-laws in response to those who operate their own e-scooters in Mississauga.