E-Scooters Back to Calgary for Summer 2021

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E-Scooters are come back to Calgary for the summer beginning this weekend!

Two companies have been awarded a permit to operate:

To help alleviate sidewalk congestion, e-Scooters are now permitted on roadways with lower volumes of traffic, such as 13 Ave S.W. You can ride shared e-Scooters on the bicycle lanes, pathways, and empty roadways and sidewalks.

Where can you ride this year?
  • Bicycle lanes and pathways (recommended choice)
  • Quiet roads with lower volume of traffic
  • Temporary adaptive lanes
  • Quiet sidewalks

You are not allowed to ride on busy roads like Macleod Trail and please avoid busy sidewalks with lots pedestrians. As a rule, please do not interfere with pedestrians or traffic while riding a shared e-Scooter.

Another important reminder is e-Scooters are NOT cleaned after every use. When riding, each rider must follow the public health guidelines outline by Alberta Health Services (AHS):

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after each e-Scooter ride
  • Wipe down the e-Scooter with a pre-moistened disinfectant wipe before and after use. Please bring your own wipes.
  • Avoid touching your face when using a shared e-Scooter.

Have fun and explore Calgary safely! Visit calgary.ca/ScooterShare to learn all about the e-Scooter program this year.

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