E-scooter pilot program
We're participating in an e-scooter pilot in coordination with the Provincial Government and neighbouring municipalities on the North Shore and Metro Vancouver.
This pilot program allows e-scooters to be used on designated streets, cycling lanes, and multi-use pathways. E-scooter share programs will not be permitted at this time.
Following Council approval, the pilot started in March 2022 and will continue until April 2024.
See more information about the pilot project on the BC Government website
E-scooters are now legal to use on designated streets, cycling lanes, and multi-use pathways within the District.
Where can you travel with e-scooters?
During the pilot, e-scooters can be used on:
• Local and collector streets
• Cycling lanes
• Paved multi-use pathways (e.g. Spirit Trail)
E-scooters may not be used on sidewalks, arterials without cycling lanes, or unpaved park trails.
What rules apply to e-scooters?
E-scooter riders must be at least 16 years old and wear a helmet while riding. There is no driver’s license requirement to operate an e-scooter.
E-scooter riders must:
- Slow down when riding near pedestrians on multi-use pathways
- Use a bell or horn when passing other riders or pedestrians
- Ride single-file
- Not tow or carry another person
- Adhere to local regulations about where e-scooters can be ridden
E-scooter bylaws and regulations carry fines under the Motor Vehicle Act, and are enforced by the RCMP.
What is an e-scooter?
E-scooters are electrically powered kick scooters that have a standing platform between the front and rear wheels and a steering handlebar that acts directly on the front wheel(s) of the device.
In BC, e-scooters may have two to four wheels and are subject to the following provincial requirements:
- The device must have a maximum speed of 24 km/h
- Motor power output must not exceed 500W
- Must be equipped with an adequate braking system
- Must have a bell or horn
- Lights are required between sunset and sunrise
- Device must not be equipped with a seat, pedals, or structure enclosing it
Share your feedback on the pilot project with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.